Looking up at the Church (a photo)

The Deerpark Reformed Church on Main Street in Port Jervis, NY. Photo was taken in spring of 2021. This church is home to the oldest Christian congregation in Port Jervis, and it was established by Dutch settlers in 1737. It is indeed a beautiful building.

The Church & the Park (a drawing)

Here’s another one of my art therapy drawings. Like many people, I love old churches, especially ones with big steeples and clocks. I also like this drawing because of the wide expanse of the grassy area.

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Church Basements (a poem)

A teacher told my mother I’d join a cult –

that was in the ‘90s + twenty years later,

I was a recovery zealot, driving through

snowstorms to share my sorrows with

strangers, always thinking I was in danger,

fighting my impulses + a mind that

seemed to want me dead.

(Photo by Karl Fredrickson on Unsplash)