Lost Sheep

Churchgoers scan
my microchip;
they ask
if I’m lost,
if I’m a sheep astray.
They point towards your temple—
the one I’m running from.
I tread away
from their bleating prayers—
I’ll never return
to your whips and chains.


jeremy_mifsudJeremy Mifsud is a queer and autistic poet from Malta. He is the author of the poetry collection Welcome to the Sombre Days (2018). More of his works appear or are forthcoming in Please Hear What I’m Not Saying (2018), Terse Journal, Constellate Magazine, Lucent Dreaming, Royal Rose Magazine and others. @poetrybyjeremy  https://poetrybyjeremy.wordpress.com

Featured photo credit: Amanda Ollinik @Allunderonemoon