EDITOR’S CHOICE: Gethsemane – Poetry by Allyson Wierenga

Arkhip Kuindzhi – Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane

I would have held
your hands
in prayer
told you
I, too, don’t have the answers
you would say

it’s ok
it’s human to be scared
walking this evening forest
I know what it is
to feel darkness like an emotion
lit by undying suns

but take not this cup
from me
a love like yours
I can bear it


About the Poet

Allyson Wierenga is an English master’s student at Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and writing from Calvin University. Her research focuses on intersections between children’s literature and the fields of medicine, disability studies, and psychology. 

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