Carl Phillips


Somewhere Holy

There are places in this world where
you can stand somewhere holy and be

thinking If it’ s holy then why don’ t
I feel it, something, and while waiting,

like it will any moment happen and
maybe this is it, a man accosts you,

half in his tongue, half in yours, he
asks if maybe you are wanting to get

high, all the time his damaged finger
twitching idly like on purpose at a