I make decisions like this: feeling for fire. Life asks us to average things out, become even-keeled. But I never agree. When it holds out a pen so I might sign my assent, I keep my hands busy, full, grabbing whoever, whatever makes me most myself.
Megan McDermott is a poet and Episcopal priest living in Western Massachusetts. She is the author of the chapbooks Prayer Book for Contemporary Dating (Ethel Zine and Micro-Press) and Woman as Communion (Game Over Books) and a full-length collection due out in late 2022, Jesus Merch: A Catalog in Poems (Fernwood Press). Connect with her more at meganmcdermottpoet.comor on Twitter @megmcdermott92.