Consumer’s Prayer

By Joyce M. Shutt

(Sue Wallendorf read this as part of our Chitaqua Culture Club evening on November 14, 2014)

Throwaway bottles,
Throwaway cans,
Throwaway friendships,
Throwaway fans.
Disposable diapers,
Disposable plates,
Disposable people,
Disposable wastes.
Instant puddings,
Instant rice,
Instant intimacy,
Instant ice.
Plastic dishes,
Plastic laces,
Plastic flowers,
Plastic faces.
Lord of the living,
Transcending our lives,
Infuse us with meaning.
Recycle our lives.