WHAT IS A CATHEDRAL TO A STAR? by Charles Plymell

the church is all we get
a shield, a blanket of memory
put our slippers down in the universe
and forget where we put them
the night is a container of faith
to rot like a can of beans in the cupboard
maggots crawl from under things
like warriors of the carcasses
the shooters of lost souls
that mothers cry to disown
flesh and blood that found faith
no longer cowards to themselves
another hour on this watch brings darkness

2 Responses to “WHAT IS A CATHEDRAL TO A STAR? by Charles Plymell”

  1. “put our slippers down in the universe
    and forget where we put them”

    Brilliant metaphor.

  2. lynne savitt Says:

    ”amen” to the loveliest cosmic poet i know…

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