Sunday Service

Sunday Service: Molly Brodak Poem


Gorges ago
in gymnasium-Church
under puff
of sleeve
in acid orange/
& weak yellow
I felt punched
& sensed a new hollow
where a verse wormed:
He will spit you out
& the candy-bunny hollow
now punched
with He will spit you out
held hollows upon
hollows, cellless organs
& blank synapse billows
of He is not coming here
I am spit out
after gorges of
gorges of minutes having
soft-snapped my tooth off
& held it all service
all heartless singing
all heartless repeating
held it under my tongue
finally spit from His mouth
the glassy hollow charm
& now feeling handless
& calm in gymnasium-Church
that one time only.

Molly Brodak is the author of A Little Middle of the Night (U of Iowa Press, 2010) and is the 2011-2013 Poetry Fellow at Emory University.

September 18th, 2011 / 11:00 am
Sunday Service


  1. Melissa Broder

      sunday service gonna be the leader in lit blog fights from here on in. amen.

  2. bobby

      The Lord be w/ you

  3. Darby Larson

      this is a poem i like

  4. Scottmcclanahan

      This is really good.   Thanks for posting.

  5. alexisorgera

      This is a great poem.

  6. Lilzed

      This is beautiful