Benjamin Niespodziany: We Pray to Space




                        Don't closet spotless lamb with unplanned habits.

                        Cabinet with the headdress, the rest with the coif.


                        Clergy burn toys in the museum of stitched hope. The antipope

                        stoic, a gold mantlepiece by candlelight. The monk's underveil.


                        We pray to space. We fail. We jail so long. Either way,

                        the cave is made a chapel by dawn.

Benjamin Niespodziany is a night librarian at the University of Chicago. He runs the multimedia art blog [neonpajamas] and has had his work published in HOOT review, Cheap Pop, Pithead Chapel, Occulum, and various others.