A Theology of Leaving

by Christopher Cocca

She told him she was leaving like the way he thought St. Peter broke bad news to Mormons. Ten years later it was Evangelicals. Next year it will be Post-moderns and and finally he'll start to think that bad news only comes when you're expecting it for others. That we're always leaving, a school district, a state, a god, a vice, an idol. Short hair, long hair, blond hair, bad skin, thin and fat. Leaving one thing for another and sometimes coming back.


Christopher Cocca lives in Allentown, PA and stays up way too late. His work has been published in Elimae, Boston Literary Magazine, Geez Magazine, Brevity, and The Lantern (the literary journal of Ursinus College).