Jeremy Michael Reed  (bio)

Refrain, it marks the break,
a line between images,

a way to turn away from
cobblestone to church,
to find doors lacking,

pushed aside to aid
the view of the central,
small but raised high

ceiling in a side street
cathedral, currently
covered in origami birds,

mostly red and pink,
strung from stone,
stretched across the nave

proclaiming Pentecost,
prayer, flame, arresting gazes
from the street. The silence

causes us to enter,
makes space to breathe.

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