after the Latin of Richard Crashaw, Epigrammata Sacra
by John Talbot
Peter: you doubt, you sink. Your wavering Petrifies. Remember even the heaving Sea keeps faith with those that keep believing. Rock they call you, but a real stone Sinks for having solid bulk and weight. You, you’re weighed down by levity. You alone Sink not because you’re heavy, but too light.