Soul to Keep
How it comes to you in the small of the night,
the tiny letters,
the lonesome song.
We pray with our hands under our chins,
our eyes following that single thread of hope.
And we say these words,
into the soft of the pillows edge.
We see the next day as a freshly laundered
sheet flapping sunny in the wind.
We get on our knees;
small circles side by side;
our fingers in a chain.
We all find God where we need him to be.
He can be this, and this, and all of that too.
Amy Soricelli has been published in numerous publications and anthologies including Dead Snakes, Corvus Review, Deadbeats, Long Island Quarterly, Voice of Eve, The Muddy River Poetry Review, Vita Brevis, Terse Journal, Remington Review, Literati Magazine, Blind Vigil Review, Red Queen Literary Magazine, and The Westchester Review. *Sail Me Away (chapbook) Dancing Girl Press, 2019. Nominated by Billy Collins for Aspen Words Emerging Writer's Fellowship 2019 and for Sundress Publications "Best of the Net" 2013. Recipient of the Grace C. Croff Poetry Award, Lehman College, 1975.