Was That You, God?

by Angela Hoffman

I recall how the barest kiss of light squeezed in between the gaps
of the red barn boards as I hid inside 
among the bales of sweet hay piled in abundance
while a kitten clamored to be fed
a bird flitted near the rafters.
Enclosed in warmth, in a ceremony of simplicity
I devoured the stillness, tasted the holiness
of that saving moment.

Angela Hoffman’s poetry collections include Resurrection Lily (Kelsay Books, 2022) and Olly Olly Oxen Free (forthcoming, Kelsay Books, May 2023). She placed third in the WFOP Kay Saunders Memorial Emerging Poet in 2022. Her poems have been published internationally. She has written a poem a day since the start of the pandemic. Angela lives in rural Wisconsin.  

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