The Day I Was Not Punk’d by 22½ x 22½ of Mixed Media Collage
Ever pull that recess-yard prank where you stare
into the heavens until your classmates look
at what’s so Whoa, stop everything up there?
Not wishing to have the tables turned, I try not
to thieve a peek at whatever certain nothingness
the subject of Mary McCleary’s Stephen’s Vision
finds so rapturous beyond the frame’s finitude,
but I can’t help myself
and it’s not nothing
and it’s glorious.
Bill Stadick has published poetry in various publications, including Barren Magazine, The Windhover, First Things, The Christian Century, Christianity and Literature and The Cresset. He founded and writes for Page 17, a marketing communications firm
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