Issue 8 – Dwyer

Neal Dwyer

Thin Places

They say three feet
separate us from heaven,
but in thin places
the gap’s a hair’s width;
which is why she preferred
anywhere our world
brushes up against the next.
At home in church,
she found a life
of no distinction; a quiet
moment to forget her
husband, her kids, herself;
satisfy a longing for peace,
calm an inconsolable fear
of falling, believe, with
all her heart, in the salvation
they promised her
as a child.