all that remains of Romans
in Christ before I was
has been a mother to 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.