GENUFLECTION

her child lacks life

she needs hope 

 

 

more than reason

 

icons lack power  

their stone wombs 

 

birth few wonders

 

religion lacks answers

ritual

helps seal up grief

 

 

 

Chuck Von Nordheim

 

Chuck served in the US Air Force for 22 years as an enlisted paralegal. Now he writes poetry and pursues a master's degree in composition and rhetoric at Wright State University. He lives in a yellow house by a green river.