Kneeling Stone

 

Space is merely Euclid's box,
Relatively tiny,
Theoretically speaking,
And pierced with holes
So that the spirits
Trapped within
Can breathe
     the breath of light.

And light,
Snail-like,
Sneaks up on us
Across the void;
No longer the king of speed
But a dethroned loiterer
Trapped within
And hanging upon
     the wyrd-woven web.

So,
naked,
one stone
kneels
before
the Rock.

Joseph Pearce

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Joseph Pearce is a Catholic author and biographer who has written about subjects as various as GK Chesterton, economics, and Shakespeare. His latest book, Race with the Devil, chronicles his conversion from racial hatred to Catholicism. He is also a professor literature at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts and editor of St. Austin Review.

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