The Last Two Questions

By Michael Power - Welland, Ontario, Canada - 12 February 2016



Rosary and remote, beads and buttons,

the worry work of my thumbs,

lie next to each other on my table

like worn-out celibate lovers.


One a circle of meditation,

a mortuary of remembered words and phrases.

The other a mindless numerology

producing fake icons on a false altar screen.


When to pray to my distant God?

When to stare at digital creatures?