Bearing

Smattering laughter, sundry small-talk dies

away. Grasping brass handles, shoulders square.

The slightest stumble, scant genuflection; the body

pays its respects to the shocking weight of mortality.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing (Upper Room Books, 2020). She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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