The Collar

pulls my poverty
in among the poor,
tugs my stiff-necked
affluence toward Jesus
breathing icons
I’m priest-inclined
to pass on the street.

Jeremiah Webster

Jeremiah Webster is the author of After So Many Fires (2018) and teaches in the English Department at Northwest University. He is Pastor of Art and Education at Advent Anglican (Woodinville, Washington) and is an ordained deacon (ACNA).

'The Collar' have 3 comments

  1. January 23, 2023 @ 9:44 am Stephen Waggoner

    Jesus understudies. Stiff-necked affluence. Breathing icons. A conviction and wonder in 8 lines. Wonderful.


  2. January 23, 2023 @ 11:24 am Jim Meals

    Like Muhammad Ali in his prime, Jeremiah Webster employs perfect footwork and delivers a knockout punch.


  3. January 26, 2023 @ 10:57 am John

    I’m inspired to listen, learn, and act.


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