Kate Puxley, Mount #5 (collage, 6x6", 2016)

It’s incredible what one
can do with a quiver
of arrows, if one’s
intentions are correct.

I make a voodoo doll
of my enemies, whom
I am told to love with
a godly love.

For every person you delight,
there are three people
you are letting down.
May the odds be ever

in your favor. May the
sun shine warmly on your back.
Don’t hide your light under
a bushel, said Jesus.  

As if we had a light to hide.
I cross myself, twice.
I was born to believe.
I let the arrows fly.


Virginia Konchan