Laura Sweeney

Home Was Not a Norman Rockwell

God is great, God is good,
and I thanked Him for my food,
my mother to my left, my father to my right,
as we sat around the table
by the portrait of the Lord’s Supper
before grace shattered like the glass door
I ran through in Sunday school.

Laura Sweeney facilitates Writers for Life in central Iowa, is an MFA candidate at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, and is a reader for Eastern Iowa Review.