Three years of hoping and praying
For help and assistance for food and rent
Leaves me in an awkward place
When all that help and assistance
Needs its own for its own sake.
Wishing has become more prevalent
As the truly helpful assistants
Have only been able to wish me good luck.
Prayer works better. Fortunately, she prayed
While I felt forsaken and began wishing instead.
As a wisher, I stopped asking for help and assistance.
Through prayer, she asked the right Helper
I sat there with wish in one hand…
The other hand filled faster
And that’s all the difference
‘Tween wishin’ and prayin’.