Matthew Wiley

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POETRY

Jacob Kahn, Prophet

Go find the man
wandering in darkness
thinking it light.

Tell him we don’t have to run.
Tell him that it won’t be long.
Tell him we’re young and
we don’t know and
this, too, is a gift.

Speak for him a strange world.
Listen as his shame falls.
Look at his ugly and
don’t be afraid and
this, too, is beautiful.


Matthew Wiley is a theologian and writer in Chicago. His work has been published in various places in print and online, but if you’re looking for his other poetry you can find some in Fathom Mag and Ekstasis. You can follow him on Twitter @matthew_w_wiley.


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