Gargoyle 7
cover etching (The Odyssey) by B. Lysoy
publication date 9/4/1977

A Prayer (After Being Rejected From a Graduate School in Creative Writing)

David Hickman

I think of
Christ in his

The thorns and
a vinegared sponge

How a spent body
gave water

and men went toward
the tomb to wait.

This is how I learn
the adoration of

"Lord take my clothes,
then my voice."