From the Prince Series

The Prince and the Prophetess

At the grocery store, I ran into Prince,
I went up to him and asked
do you remember me?
Sure — I remember you, said Prince.
He was with another man
and a woman dressed in heavy boots, fleece jacket
signifying she had been to the peak.

How you doin? Prince asked me.
I’ve been better. I lost my purpose.
How long?
Couple of days.
Couple of days is nothing.
I need a purpose.
There’s your problem, said Prince – need, your problem is need.

By then we were standing in the check out line.
Three kids came up and asked him for an autograph
he signed a cantaloupe and wrote this:
I love you with all my broken heart.
He introduced me to the woman with him.
Do you know who she is? he asked me.


She’s a prophetess, ask her what my purpose is.
So I asked her: Prince – what’s his purpose?
This is what she said —

is a vessel.