SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
The stations of the cross
should number seventeen
not two times seven; three extra
added onto the Resurrection scene
would lend courage to generations
of grieving mothers.
The story should not end
with Jesus coming back to Life
from Death only to be taken
again, stolen by angels
right before his Mother’s eyes.
What of Mary
after the Ascension?
Mary should be shown
pacing stone floors with rage
and longing, walking desert dunes
on bare, blistered feet, twisting
silk into countless useless knots,
embroidering her loss
into the spines of chairs.
Yes, Mary should be seen,
lying awake at night, wondering
about God and Gabriel,
not praying but waiting,
waiting for the simplicity
of sleep, for her wordless
sorrow to rise.
This week sees our Tuesday Poem community continuing the magical process of creating a collective birthday poem. Please click on the quill - you won't want to miss its unfolding. . .
This is where I spent the closing hours of Easter Sunday - Es Vedras, Ibiza. . . . . .