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Waiting on Saturday

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July 12, 2022
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I wonder about the in-my-place-ness of you
dying for me as if to invite me toward
a better version of myself loving like you
and wanting you with me now in this place alive.
Sometimes I try to make your shadow cover me,
arms outstretched while I pray alone and imagine
the darkness aligning with my hands and feet,
the sun eclipsed behind the cross casting your shape
on everything while I wait for the light to come back
around and make the shadow unnecessary.

Ryan Keating
Ryan Keating is a writer, pastor, and winemaker on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. His work can be found or is forthcoming in publications such as Saint Katherine Review, Ekstasis Magazine, Amethyst Review, Box, Dreich, and Miras Dergi, where he is a regular contributor in English and Turkish.

 Cover image by Yannick Pulver.

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