#14 – don’t save me from this morning

don’t save me from this morning


birdsong catches

at my hem this morning

pulls me into the light


I saw the light,

said the twenty-something

at the diner yesterday

I saw the light and I was saved


he used the word 8 times

while I ate my burger

saved from sins of the flesh


(irony there)


saved from celebrating     too much

saved from loving      too much

saved from seeing god

in the birdsong

that catches at my hem


Do you think Jesus was a vegeterian?
Do you think he danced with the disciples?
Made love?     Oh! Holy! Night!


It’s sad to be so sure at 20  (so convinced)

leaves little room for magic

on mornings like this


and little room to dance

Photo & Poem ©2022, Jen Payne. #NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Month. If you like this poem, you can read similar in my books and zines, available from Three Chairs Publishing on my ETSY SHOP. They come autographed, with gratitude and a small gift.

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