The book in which appeared my poems: ‘New Voices’, ‘Metaphors’, ‘Our King From the North’, ‘Affirmation’.

(2015) The Dark Box

The queue before the Mass dwindles,
the Dark Box opens empty.
Ready am I, a-confession-to-make
Fumbling the “Bless me Father I have sinned” bit,
envying the confidence of penitents quick
to the point, rolling off instances of pride, gluttony,
betrayal, illicit sex.