finding the patron saint of lost causes
rack of candles
a humble camp
off the streets
passing the plate
rice and beans, a coin
someone washes their face
in the baptismal font
the altar is set
as cars pass outside in the street
William Schmidtkunz is the author of Home, and Other Poems, about life as a carpenter in Alaska.
This poem was inspired by the chapbook of art and poetry The Luzajic Variations, a collection of poems by Ekphrastic contributor Bill Waters, after the paintings of Lorette C. Luzajic. There are still a few copies of this limited edition gem- click here to view on Etsy.
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