Religious Valentine Conversation Heart Scented Erasers – $3.47 | by Megan McDermott


I’ve wanted my love for Him 
to erase all other loves. Not 
because I’m devout, but 
because of the wounds. 
I’ve yet to disappear, 
these longings laced with pain, 
though to be fair, I’ve never 
put my whole weight 
behind erasure. What more 
must I give? What muscle 
must I find? Though even 
if I succeeded, what would be left 
after all those loves were blotted 
out to nothing? A blank sheet 
heart? Purity and emptiness?

Beeper Peddle is a writer and healer living on the East Coast. She lives with her partner and their beloved soul puppy. Beeper writes about sorrows, lies, and deep loves. When you read her work, you will dip down into her heart and end up in all manner of body parts. Should you find yourself reflected in these words, it is merely coincidence; however, it does not surprise her you share the same heart. Find her at and @beeperpeddle on Twitter and Instagram

Megan McDermott is a poet and Episcopal priest living in Western Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Susquehanna University. Her debut poetry chapbook, Prayer Book for Contemporary Dating , will be out later this year from Ethel Zine and Micro Press. Her poetry has been published in various publications, including The Christian Century, The Cresset, Psaltery & Lyre, Amethyst Review, Rogue Agent Journal, Gyroscope Review, and Saint Katherine Review. Twitter: @megmcdermott92. Website: