catholic poetry room

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Thomas Lequin.                                                                                                    

A Two-way Ticket Tattoo

For years I’ve had
a two-way ticket
back and forth to you.

I tire,
mostly of myself.

In a dream an angel
named Joseph tells me,
“Throw away the ticket
and pray ‘Tattoo me,
Lord, as your own.’”

I travel no more.


Thomas Lequin is a Catholic priest who lives in Maine. He is also a farmer, hunter, fisherman, Maine Master Guide and writer. Some of his stories and poems have appeared in Chiron Review, Plough, The Anglican Theological Review, Presence and other journals and anthologies.

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