To St. Michael, Before the Blessed Sacrament

To St. Michael, Before the Blessed Sacrament

St. Michael,
though demons tremble at this Bread,
this Host their hosts dismay,
my darkened heart, I fear, may prove
their refuge from the Light.
St. Michael,
stand guard not just before his Throne
but by my will as well
lest Legion, leering, creep too close
and stain the royal shadow.

© 2001 by Paul Thigpen