In the Bosom

by Michael Shindler (September 2022)

Milky Way
, Peter Doig, 1989-90


In the bosom of a cave’s darkness
There sat a discerning sage
Who had been there for many years
Praying and sighing

But one day a wandering star
Cast its light down into the darkness
Like a spotlight on a stage
And there was a face full of tears
Graying and dying


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Michael Shindler is a writer living in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in publications including The American Conservative, The American Spectator, National Review Online, New English Review, University Bookman, and Providence. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelShindler.

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