Cover Me by A J Wilson

The picture of a naked woman who is about to be covered with a cloth by another woman while an angel carries another young woman
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undress me

furnish me with pure alcohol

caffeine is too temperate for me

as are the sermons at the rectory

where the laity get high on preaching

but lectures will not save me or them

merely leave me grasping

rasping for oxygen rich air

just cover me over

that’s my only prayer.


Angela, (who writes as A J Wilson), was born and lives in rural North Wales, the UK. She has been published in a number of magazines, including Ink Drinkers Poetry, Write On Magazine, Visual Verse, Spillwords, amongst others, and recently her writing has featured in two anthologies. She is currently compiling her work for her first poetry collection. Please visit Let’s Write…… to read more about her and her writing.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Angela’s lovely poetry is a stark depiction of the contrast between reality and ideality. If preaching could save souls, then so many wouldn’t be condemned to lift the burden of life upon their tired backs. Honesty is always brutal and those who aren’t afraid to speak it are their own rebellious saviors. I’d cover them with my prayers any time.
    Congratulations Angela!

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  2. jsimpsonpoet says:


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  3. michnavs says:

    I love how this seems to be dreamy but realistic at the same time

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  4. poetisatinta says:

    Many thanks for selecting my poem ❤

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  5. jonicaggiano says:

    This is an interesting subject and a provoking piece as well. It does bring to mind many times being in a church that did not feel like church, more like a show. So I understand how you could feel this way. You have certainly described it in a very vivid way as well. Congratulations on this publication.

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  6. ‘where the laity get high on preaching’. An interesting line……

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