Brief Prayer at a Cousin’s Wedding

If God is a woman
please don’t let her wear
a wig, like the one
my aunt is wearing
now that she is religious.

Or a long, brocade dress
that stands still
while the body inside it
struggles to move.

Don’t let her fall
for the modesty of the doomed
and dispirited,
the sad or weary
or guilty.

If God is a woman
let her dress like Flo —
turquoise scarf tied at the neck,
hair pulled back
from an open face.

Let the fabric of her skirt
float to the knee.
When she sits down,
please god, let her show
a little skin.