Marcia Pelletiere
CHRIS PELLETIERE 
BIRTHDAY PROJECT 2012
Gail Segal

 

Catacombs

 

 

Under the Appian Way they carried torches.

 

Here, just the buzz of light. The pitch of spine

 

toward the future halted, erect.

Those few minutes passed like a cigarette

back and forth.  Aimless, stilled, arrested,

this cult of travelers.    A practice.  A faith.

 


 

Thank you, Chris, for your faithfulness


in carrying your gifts into the world


without spilling one drop.



xoGail


 



 



Under the Appian Way they carried torches.

Here, just the buzz of light. The pitch of spine

toward the future halted, erect 

for those few minutes passed like a cigarette 

back and forth.   Aimless, stilled, arrested,

this cult of travelers.   A practice.  A faith.


Thank you, Chris, for your faithfulness

in carrying your gifts into the world

without spilling one drop.


xoGail