by Tim Gilmore, 7/18/2012
Two months after his mother’s death. End of 1986. Down into the Baptist Church baptismal fount behind the stage. Backlit. Large cross. Small audience. He wades to the pastor who will hold his right hand in the air, submerge the boy, then raise him, saying, “I do baptize thee in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Buried in the likeness of his death, raised in the likeness of his resurrection!” Two months after his mother’s death.