by Lawrence Hopperton
Can you read Psalm 22 tonight? The tenor has covid, no time to prepare, just read it over there when they strip the altar. Now rehearse the hymns, anthems our shaky parish quartet sings up the aisle to the podium. Drop the page. Adjust the mike test and begin. It’s a psalm a poem and the spirit on me speaks this Gethsemane redemption on the web.
Lawrence Hopperton lives in Stouffville Ontario. His first chapbook, Songs of Orkney and Other Poems was published by SWOP press in 1983, and his second chapbook, Ptolley Bay, published by Lyrical Myrical Press 2013. His first full collection, Table for Three, was published by En Route Books and Media in 2021, and his next collection, Such Common Stories will appear in late 2022 from En Route Books.