Sarah Hayes Donnell is a writer and theatre artist from the Piedmont of North Carolina and is currently in transit from Spain to Atlanta. Her words have most recently appeared online in elephant journal, onstage with Madrid’s La Chispa Storytelling, and in song with Chapel Hill’s Cantari Chorus.
The long white box, though, at the front of the sanctuary
is decidedly shut.
Your father stands over and tells the story of visiting you
at one of your service stops and how the people there
called you “Ginger Jesus.”