I know only one passage
from the bible
I Corinthians 13
but I take it to heart

What is holy is circular
what is holy
bends, is kind

I am not Catholic
know nothing of the catechism
that led you to renunciation
yet with your eyes looking back, always
toward a haunting god and angels with sharp fingers

Still, where mercy is concerned
I bow
humbled by the lesson
of hands like yours
made rough with the hard works
of comfort

Valerie Anthony
Contents | Mudlark No. 1
The Upper Hand | Laying on of Hands