Dull notes ring from a worn piano in the basement, underground. Among shadows I hear light: simple scales move on my heart. Listen to the tapping time that takes us out of time. I am here forever. Cantering, chanting, my voice is not mine, it melts into the others, into one, lifting and softly setting, and we know that we are heard: our prayers come from where they go.
Sarah Buck is a convert living in Concord, NH. An alumna of Saint Anselm College, she also holds an MLIS from the University of South Florida.