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Cutting Sunday School

By Sarah Jean Vantassel

Slipping out the stained glass doors
into the drawling Alabama sunshine
Leaving our sacred patent leathers
on the rocks like
shiny sacrifices on the altar
We wade deeper
with our flowered cotton dresses
clinging to our knees.

Sarah Jean Vantassel is a sophomore majoring in English from Columbus, Ohio. Sarah likes to dance and to read, and she absolutely loves her new baby sister.