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  • Jo Jacoby


Three Can Keep a Secret if Two of Them Are Dead;

So Lay Us in a Box and Pray God Keeps His Mouth Shut

kiss me like

the confession

you can only give

behind a curtain

no prying eyes

only praising hands

dark walls holding

this weekly service

holy partnered worship

knelt in devotion

choir hymns hum love

& we lay like lion and lamb

sheltered in a cedar

closet sinners

performing saints

upon leaving

this sacred place

no silver could

free my tongue

no Judas

instead Peter

repeat denier

my lips cannot form words

when they’re sealed with yours

no sermon

can spill from me

lips locked

with your tongue

the only key


Art by Yotian Chu


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