The Barefoot Muse

Empty Confessionallisten

Cellar, attic, I've searched everywhere.
Where is the child I conceived in Nonce Garden?
Eras ago, it was; memories harden.
Cellar, attic, I've searched everywhere:
the abandoned tavern, the deserted square,
this sterile church where I kneel for pardon.
Cellar, attic, I've searched everywhere.
Where is the child I conceived in Nonce Garden?

Trinity Episcopal, Moorestown
Artwork by Erin McGee Copyright 2006


Kate Bernadette Benedict is the author of Here from Away (CustomWords, 2003), a collection of poetry. She serves as a Moderator of the Metrical Forum at Eratosophere, the online poetry forum. VIsit her on the web at www.katebenedict.com.

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