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. His poems have been published in Commonweal Magazine, Ekstasis Magazine, First Things, Presence, Sojourners, and elsewhere. Michael co-teaches Spirit & Scribe, a workshop at the intersection of spiritual formation and writing craft. You can follow him at michaelstalcup.com.

Cover image by Alex Pasarelu.

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