Is this a prayer?
It is certainly how my prayers tend to go. I'll start with good intentions, I'll try and follow a plan such as
'T S P' - thanks, sorry, please
'ACTS' - adoration, confession, thanks, supplication (a bit more grown up, maybe)
but quite soon I'm watching the birds gather on the TV aerial outside my window and wonder how they all know to meet up here today, instead of further down the road, and laugh at the way they jostle for the best position - clearly there is some kind of hierarchy, even for starlings.
I'll pull myself up and try and get back on track... but that first cup of coffee was so good, I still have the taste in my mouth, shall I have a second, maybe later... oh no, I'm off again...
Here is the poem set to music on youtube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk_YWl68in0
not the tune I was expecting, but somehow haunting and true... a lullaby...