The Book of Norms

            all that remains of Romans

Jesus
was
in Christ before I was

he
meets
me
at
my
house
to
help
me
convert

the Lord
has been a mother to me

the Lord’s
kiss
will
crush
me

This is a reprint of work originally published in A Door with a Voice.

Katie Manning is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Whale Road Review and an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Her first full-length poetry collection, Tasty Other, is forthcoming in November as the 2016 winner of the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Find her online at http://www.katiemanningpoet.com.

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