A Small Prayer Book

Such a size – magnificent in
its reduction [by Gutenberg
& war’s reappraisals] – Set a

prayer in many languages &
win peace – 5 mm squaring-
offs compress our devotion

[it sold for much more than
an auctioneer’s expectation
of minor supply & demands

of auld reduced invocations
in a small marketplace] – As
our school’s local vicar told

us ‘bout God’s love we took
out pages of His only book –
we removed his thin sheets

[comparing them to school
loo paper] – reducing it all –
[we tore Our Lord’s Prayer]