The Howling Owl
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The Howling Owl

letter to a saint, triumphant

a poem

Photo by Ruan Richard on Unsplash

for Rachel Held Evans

I wonder if you, borrowing an archangel’s sword,
could pare me back into the boy who used to dance,
before polished wood and purple cloth, hands raised
and heart empty, charged with a confidence
I did not own.

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Zach J. Payne

Zach J. Payne

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(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.