Angels enforce Holy Writ, while others veer
toward the particular
Here, children somersault on grass while the
noonday sun, outstretched as thine hand O Lord
pours through a suburban home on a dead
On Sundays, her fingertips flicker over her guitar.
With her left hand, she holds the key, with her
right she picks the strings, attending to the
minutiae, attached to every clef and treble
to allow the holy to enter. Touch the smallest
string, turn its decorative spur. No note will
ever disappear from the God Breathed Word
until Tomorrow. Holy tomorrow, but now …
Teaspoonsfuls and bandages and kind words in
the real hard world
What will she say when her children come in?
For God is believed to be more like men than
Will she say, Look, he is there, flying so fast
You can’t see him.
Through the tunnel of the body
Through the door of this cage.
Mother to bird mother to child
Tomorrow. Holy tomorrow, but now …
What does she say to herself
as she becomes the child?