a june prayer

May 28th 2013 Comments: 6 Topics: ,


School is out
and I am about
and free to be.

If I were any happier
there’d be two of me.

Hence the seed
Hence the notion
Teenaged month.

Why isn’t there one
to share the wealth of feel?
Gills open.
All inclusive.
I emit invitation.
and connection,
a courtly time.

There is a swagger
I can’t contain or hide
in love with life
and magnetized toward a witness
a concept instinctual
and proof I do exist.

I’m making this all up.
And then in God’s timing
I am released upon one
that can handle me
– at least for a while
and for the first time in my life
I have a safe deposit box
for expression and confession
and I am unhinged
by revelation
mirrored back
this fertile time
heady with elixir and cure.

I’ll likely smother my first capture
and scare it away
But I won’t be sad
I am not the same
I had the taste
of being outside myself
and I am addicted
to the sprite suggestion of months
a foyer
towards me adult
I am a garden now
far from seed
once a piece of furniture
I am rooms
Come be with me –

– Bobby McAlpine, Catechisms


  1. undone88 says:

    While this is a delicious taste of young freedom, for me, it also conjures up the release of a well-loved and satisfied soul to heaven.

  2. Leone Schram says:

    Love, love, love your site – so inspirational!! Your Catechisms are so lovely. I love them too. How gifted and creative you are.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Leone Schram

  3. Dee Coleman says:

    *This is beautiful!*

  4. Susan S says:

    Damn, sums up a lot of feelings and I feel them all!

  5. susan says:

    I see you use these seudo-adirondack wingbacks in some of your homes. Can you please give me the manufacturer?
    Thanks ahead for sharing.

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