Devin Kelly earned his M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., and co-hosts the Dead Rabbits Reading Series in New York City. He is the author of the books Blood on Blood (Unknown Press) and In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen (forthcoming 2017, CCM Press).

Arts & Culture Poetry
Devin KellySeptember 11, 2017

In the beginning my beginning hummed
with the sound of a thousand other beginnings.
Now, when I say light, I stare away from sun
& into your body. If I am to be in possession
of anything, I want it to be my state of witness.