Fathom Mag

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September 20, 2021
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In Darkness

When my infant son hears the creaking
Of the leather chair, smells the scent
Of his mother there, feels her
Presence even where he
Cannot see, he stops
Fussing and waits
In hushed hope
For sweet

Michael Stalcup
Michael Stalcup is a Thai American missionary living in Bangkok, Thailand with his wife and three kids. His poems have been published in several magazines, including Ekstasis Magazine, First Things, and Sojourners Magazine. You can find more of his work at michaelstalcup.com.

Cover image by Alex Pasarelu.

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