Listen to my brother Karsten read “Praying Drunk” by poet Andrew Hudgins.
This is from Karsten’s new blog A Poetry Feed, where he posts audio of poems that are meant to be heard as much as seen, “because a poem aloud is the rest of the poem on the page.”
I highly recommend following it…
Now, back to “Praying Drunk”…
Here are some of my favorite lines:
- Our Father who art in heaven, I am drunk.
- When I was twelve, I’d ride my bike
out to the dump and shoot the rats. It’s hard
to kill your rats, our Father…
Forgive me. This is my favorite sin: despair—whose love I celebrate with wine and prayer.
Our Father, thank you for all the birds and trees,
that nature stuff.
There are more, but just go listen to the whole thing.