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Service in St. Paul’s

In Arts & Letters, Creative Writing, Creativity, Humanities, Literature, Poetry, Writing on November 6, 2013 at 8:45 am

Allen 2


This poem originally appeared in The Echo.

Service in St. Paul’s


            —London, 2003


Acrophobia turned

upside down:

fear floating away,

gravity deciding

to suddenly

give up.


There’s a dome

overhead, a glowing

Jesus over the altar,

and too much space

to pray




among the scaffolding,

eye to eye with Joseph,

now falling facing up:

heaven does

not seem so high.


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