Morning is breaking like a last morning;
children are weeping, families are lost.
Battered by threats and frightened by warnings
immigrant neighbors lifting the cross.
For Miami families we pray.
For Baltimore residents who are contributing
to the community, we pray.
For Denver — mile high
and welcome wide, we pray.
For New York City, we pray,
that yesterday suffered
a power outage
and today — an outage of the heart.
For Chicago, we pray — strong
a mixer of peoples.
For Los Angeles that needs
its many namesake angels to shelter
the terrified, we pray.
For San Francisco, we pray,
that bold protests,
and sanctuary churches
make a difference.
For Houston immigrants
living so close to detention centers
they know what they are like, we pray.
For Atlanta and its children,
its children, its children, we pray.
For New Orleans, we pray,
because the immigration raids wait
until the storm passes,
so it can be flooded by tears.