The Fraud’s Prayer

Having just lost the most beautiful soul on the planet to cancer,

I wrote, “The Fraud’s Prayer”

All Cancer which art on Earth,

Cursed be thy name!

Thy kingdom’s come;

Thy will’s been done,

On Earth, but not as it is in Heaven.

You’ve given us this day the thing we dread;

We forgive you not your trespasses,

As you have trespassed against us.

You’ve led us into damnation;

We would be delivered from you, Evil One.

For thine is the transgression

The scourge

And the shame,

Never to be forgiven, never, forever.