Baptism, Mia Silvan-Grau
god is just
another old man
laying claim to my body,
with that divine
he poses on my pale altar,
anointing me with the knowledge
that no matter where I touch myself
he was there
About the Author
Alyssa Russell · Wheaton College
Alyssa Russell is a Senior at Wheaton College, majoring in English. A former Catholic school student, her poems touch on issues of religion, feminism, and sexuality. She intends to pursue an MA in Librarianship in the UK next fall. “Corpus Christi” first appeared in Rushlight.
About the Artist
Mia Silvan-Grau · Oberlin College
A Creative Writing Major at Oberlin College, Mia Silvan-Grau was born in New York City and became interested in photography at a very early age. Mia has been interested in photographing water and people in water as a way to access another world. “Baptism” first appeared in Plum Creek Review.