By Alina Sayre
Prayers are candles
in a dim stone church.
Some are slim tapers
in tall glass flutes.
Mine are squat,
smeared with sooty fingerprints,
the flames rise
Alina Sayre is the award-winning author of five books, a graduate student of theopoetics and an editor of Foreshadow. You can learn more about her work here, and you can find her book of poems Fire by Night here, where 'Stone Church' was previously published. The poem has been republished here with the author's permission.
Alina's other work on Foreshadow:
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