Pass through the door and dip your fingers
Into water dusty with spider webs.
Candles flicker in the porch
And piles of hymn books stagger high,
Wearied with incense and candle wax.
Pass into the body of the building.
The light no longer streams through the stained glass:
All is dark and hushed but for a red light
Beside the altar.
Make your way down the aisle
And bend your knee to the sacrament.
He died for us, not pillars of stone
And hierarchies enthroned in Rome.
Make your way into the world
Gaining in confidence as you gain in trust.
You have nothing to fear
Knowing your friends will be there.


from Sorrow Works: A Collection, released August 3, 2014



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Steven C. Davis

Steven C. Davis is the author of Cornix Sinistra and Armageddon Angel, a pair of apocalyptic science fiction novels set in a series of alternate Readings.
He is the co-author of The Heart's Cog Imperative, a dark and twisted Steampunk adventure tale.


He is also a poet and the presenter of the GASP radio show.
He lives in Berkshire and makes a damn fine chocolate cake
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