Redemption

By M L Woldman



you have so many golden shadows

resting in linen closets

and rest stop bathrooms

…little selves you shed without knowing


arrest the eye and gaze upon the metal

those shadows are holy

and they don’t ask you to repent


not anymore

you have repented enough


in graves

you have groveled toward the sun

and now you can see the gold for its true color





M L Woldman is the founder of Austin Poets' Union and former Editor-in-Chief of Voluminous Crux Magazine. They have appeared in Austin Chronicle, The Daily Drunk, Dwelling Lit, Selcouth Station, and Serotonin, among others. Their book I Will Drink My Belly Full is available from Anaphora Books.


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