I shall keep trying to find myself in it
I shall be careful about placing it in the sun
where it can begin a fire
I shall be mindful of those that do not believe
and then build a church around it,
remember from gut to instinct
why I so often run,
fuse myself to it,
pick up my shovel
and go "digging with a pen"
Christine Redman-Waldeyer holds a BA in English from Georgian Court University, a MA from Monmouth University, and a Doctorate of Letters from Drew University. She teaches literature, writing, and journalism at Passaic County Community College and is the Coordinator of the Journalism Option Program. She has published two books of poetry with Muse-Pie Press and is published widely in literary journals. She has done free-lance writing for daily and community newspapers and independently published a children's book, Around the World with Rosalie.