Sleep Prayer

R.M. Cymber


If a dream is like a cathedral
then fear is the sermon 

echoes of the liturgy sound
on the marble and tremble uncrunched
roaches beneath the pews 

heads are bowed and eyes are closed



R.M. Cymber is a graduate student at Fontbonne University in St Louis, Missouri. Some of his works are featured in Scrutiny Journal, The Provo Canyon Review, and Crack the Spine Literary Magazine. His poem "Manna" was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. He is also an editor at River Styx Literary Magazine. Currently, he is writing poetry and short stories.

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