Paradox – a poem by LA Felleman


for strait the gate and constricted the way leading to Life and few are those finding it. -Matthew 7:14

I pray from my diaphragm.

Adoration travels up
Through my body
Shines out of
My face to become
An expansive embrace
Beyond me.

The narrow way encourages
Such overreaching.


LA Felleman is currently an accountant at the University of Iowa.  Before that, she was a seminary professor. Prior to that, she was a pastor.  She moved to Iowa City with her husband in 2016 and started writing poetry soon afterwards.  In order to learn this new craft, LA attends the Free Generative Writing Workshops and participates in local poetry readings.

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