She, sanctity She, sanctity repose she is approached by holiness in holiness already she, holy one of us servant by will of wing and flame in solitude attended prayer’s inner language Prayer’s inner silent language She, unknown by us outside of prayerful hands lies in sanctity interlace repose by wing and flame attended Hear her. She, life interpose she is visited by stillness in stillness already she, still one of us servant by will of blood and breath in solitude attended prayers’ outer language Prayers’ outer sound of language She, unknown to us inside, our prayerful hands interlace in sanctity repose lies angelic with flame attending Bide her.
Damian Ward Hey has had poetry published in several places, including Poetry Pacific, Truck, and Cricket Online Review. His work will appear in the forthcoming anthology, Poets with Masks On (Simms, M., Pub., 2020). He lives on Long Island and is a professor of literature and theory at Molloy College. Read more from Hey here.