I’ll eat my words

Today, instead of writing

I consumed words like cereal,

inhaling through my ears

the opinions of the radio,

rolling words of fiction

between my teeth to see

if I could taste the lie,

drowning D. H. Lawrence in the bath.

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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