Overshadow Me

by Ryan Keating

Thousands of times I have prayed 
the canticle to Christ 
as a light to illumine and guide me. 
But, I don’t know if have ever wanted you 
before today as a shield 
to overshadow me
overcome me
conquer me
cover me
envelop me
bury me
gather me
outreach me
supercede me
see more than me
be more than me
transcend me
overtake me
outlive me
outshine me
overshadow me

Ryan Keating is a writer, pastor, and winemaker on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. His work can be found in publications such as Saint Katherine Review, Ekstasis Magazine, Amethyst Review, Macrina Magazine, Fathom, Vocivia, Roi Fainéant, and Miras Dergi, where he is a regular contributor in English and Turkish.

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