The Choice

By Nate Klug b. 1985 Nate Klug
To stand for once
outside my faith

to steady it
caught and squirming on a stick
up to mind’s
inviting light

and name it!
for all its faults and facets


or keep waiting

to be claimed in it

Source: Poetry (November 2010).

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This poem originally appeared in the November 2010 issue of Poetry magazine

November 2010
 Nate  Klug

Biography

Nate Klug was born in Minnesota, grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and earned a BA in English at the University of Chicago and a Masters from Yale Divinity School. He is the author of Rude Woods (The Song Cave, 2013), a book-length adaptation of Virgil’s Eclogues, and Anyone (University of Chicago, 2015). In 2010 he was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation. A UCC-Congregationalist minister, he has served . . .

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Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Religion, Faith & Doubt

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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