Voices of Poetry & Prose Issue #1 June 2014 - Page 6

Sloop Songs

(unrhymed Symbi)

by Bruce Aufhammer

Her bow, an arrow

like a dolphin's smile,

slices yet surfs sea shoulders:

she drinks wind to strum

summer's turquoise songs—

to coach my soul into wild.

© 2014 Bruce Aufhammer

Holiness in the

Chemo Room

by Pamela Bellet

There is holiness in the chemo room.

Handmaids of the Precious Blood and Sisters

of Divine Compassion move quietly

through the pews, offering communion and

comfort to the bald headed penitents.

Covered in sack cloth and ashes, we drink

holy wine through plastic tubes and ask for

absolution but pray for resurrection.

Bless me Father, for I have sinned

I have let this cancer in.

© 2014 Pamela Bellet