My First Love



by Bruce Alford



Every Sunday evening, you held me, Macedonia

With law and ceremony, I grew so sleepy—by the

organ’s intoning, and the women in white robes

Singing of God’s blood.



BRUCE ALFORD's first collection, Terminal Switching was published in 2007 (Elk River Review Press). He received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama and was an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of South Alabama from 2007-2011. He has published fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry in journals such as the African American Review, Comstock Review, Imagination & Place Press, Louisiana Literature, and many others. He currently lives in Mobile, Alabama.

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