Praying in the Doorway – a poem by Jeffrey L. Taylor

Praying in the Doorway

Pause at the threshold,
in the space between.
The harried will curse
and push past. Let them go.

This is the Janus space,
facing both ways. Here
past converses with future.

Here you have yet to say,
“I will.”

Jeffrey L. Taylor never received higher than a C in English
throughout school and college. Through articles in recreational computer
journals, he learned to write with rhythm and conciseness, often too
concise. In poetry, that is not a problem. Around 1990, poems began waking him in the night. He now writes in the day.

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