To a Church Mouse Nibbling the Remains of the Host – a poem by David E. Poston

TO A CHURCH MOUSE NIBBLING THE REMAINS OF THE HOST
 
 
Blesséd be whiskers 
& tiny feet
 
Blesséd be Aquinas
 
Blesséd be Bonaventure  
 
Blesséd be crumbs in a dark chancel 
& pink tongue that licks spilt wine 
 
Blesséd be the silence of this hour
 
Blesséd be the least of these
                        meek inheritor
                        wee vessel for glory
                        insignificant squeaker
                        faintest whisperer 
                                                            of grace
 

David E. Poston is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Slow of Study, and a co-editor of Kakalak. His work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Atlanta ReviewNorth Carolina Literary ReviewPembroke Magazine, and The Windhover. He lives in Gastonia, NC.

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