Two poems by Adam K MacDonald

chewing the pew

teeth on the pew

varathane in my mouth

the priest moves his mouth

but his words blur into background sound, hum of a fridge

if mum asks me about the homily

i’m in for it

and no Sunday Donut

i stand

because everyone stands

bow my head in pretend prayer


exit us

gold trim

high ceilings

priceless paintings and artefacts




after communion we walk

past our pew

exit man’s church

enter god’s

About Adam McDonald

Adam K MacDonald is a poet and teacher living in western Canada. His poetry has been published online and in print. He also writes a daily poem on his blog at and has published one book of poetry.

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