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Her litanies at supper were remonstrant hisses that culled and lulled her handiwork; Invoking her upbringing before meals wasn’t enough to fulfill her ungodly aims.
In the sixteenth century, it was customary (cautious?) to assume some were in correspondence with the afterlife–that they were witches. To this end, and to a significant degree, those in question were purged. Now, we preach other messages, hoping to … Continue reading
These encounters, these pleas– such misinformed stalks vitiate me: a keel-hauling through a body whose waters burn with bromine. You will discover my moorings clean from fasting, from strict ashes; I stiffen for your bind. Filter me down, again, to … Continue reading
With these last laps I leapt with devotion turned distant at your dismissals; I consecrated myself with only You in my mind. Now my song for you is finished with a sprite fluttering, and corporeal liturgies flow from my body … Continue reading
An easy prompt to cast, this word, “as we wait for the redemption of our bodies…” As easy as a dwelling house; as easy as the words a father says. How can one hope in what is unseen? I’ve waited … Continue reading
It’s such a dilemma, being a skeptic—the crux was losing those innocent beliefs I formed in Sunday school. I wore the essential dresses and shoes; I smiled; I prayed; I tried to trust and adhere. But as Chance would have … Continue reading
“I assure you, most solemnly, I tell you unless a wo/man is born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” -John 3:5