Posts Tagged: Wesley Rothman

A Poem By Wesley Rothman

Like a Prayer

Everyone must stand alone with other loners. The black lace

veils from every other chapel- goer, all the doves mourning

a boy-star petered out too soon. Heaven help me slip through

the bars of this brick house shattered by blue light, glum moon

fidgeting with shadow. The boy’s black light vision. His sideways

ways of painting wings, crowns, anointed words and words

backtracked. Track back a beginning, what the cave muralists

meant. Not the death of the beast but the brilliant red, the rigid white

of bones. Raise folded hands and a fur-gilded skull. Crown yourself

with horns, most elegant weapons. And with slowly going embers

listen [...]