Invocation – by David Dixon

The old woman reaches
for the knotted bell rope

pulling downward once
a Trinity

a surprising fourth then
turns with playful smile

The spirit indeed
is in this place


David Dixon is a physician, poet, and musician who lives and practices in the foothills of North Carolina. His work has appeared in Rock & Sling, The Northern Virginia Review, FlyingSouth, The Greensboro Review, Atlanta Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of The Scattering of Saints (Hermit Feathers Press, 2022).