WMBMFITBSL:

Mary of Magdala

Two men flanked the stone where the body had lain,
and when I turned to face the light from the mouth

of the tomb, another one was there, and I asked
about the body, offered to bear it back; already

I could imagine the weight of the flesh, the smell
of what had been blood, now ichor. And the man

in the light called me by name and I called Him
by His — do not touch me, He said, and I knew then

His body was not mine to carry; My God, I said,
my turn.

Only appropriate that I revive this project with a resurrection poem. I’ve missed exactly a month! It’s nice to be back.

Alternate version c/o JC

Two men flanked the stone where the body had lain,
and when I turned to face the light from the mouth

of the tomb, another one was there, and I asked
about the body, offered to bear it back; already

I could imagine the weight of the flesh, the smell
of what had been blood, now ichor. And the man

in the light called me by name and I called Him
by His — do not touch me, He said, and I knew then

His body was not mine

to Larry.

Hehe.

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One thought on “WMBMFITBSL:

  1. Isabel says:

    I had to re-read this twice, it’s so good.

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