In Sunday School I learned about the big red apple of original sin in the garden. How Adam and Eve ate thereof. Caste out. Ashamed. Hid from God. What I didn’t learn— it was really a fig. They ate a few. Clothed themselves in fig leaf. Hid from God. Caste out. Separated from God. How Jesus went to the fig tree for food and finding none, he said, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” Explanation mark. A curse that lifted a curse. And the tree withered and died.
Jesus new Adam
the sin of man forgiven
reunite with God
NaPoWriMo Day 29 prompt on curses.
This is how the end comes.
It is wrapped in silver like a gift.
The gift is most welcome,
eager to see what is inside.
Inside was not what I wanted.
It was full of memory.
Each memory had a story.
They played inside my head.
The head was filled with irrelevance,
as I sought for the divine.
What could be more sought after
than a life of heartfelt love?
In love with the only One—
this is how the end comes.
NaPoWriMo Day 27 prompt to write a duplex sonnet.
I can’t really say I loved him. Love does not come easy for me. He was my first kiss, a little bit of making out, kind words from his thin lips.
I went on to guard the pool, to save a life, my tanned olive skin a beacon for men. Then one day a man walked through the gate and I watched his choppy strokes across the water and married him.
We vowed to love art. To make art out of our lives. We traveled both locally and abroad but that huge painting on the Getty wall stays with me— Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889 by James Ensor.
When will He come?
NaPoWriMo Day 21 prompt— a person forgotten, a job taken, a memorable piece of art, an unanswerable question
there would be day and there would be night on the first day
water will not spill over the edge of this rough existence but tides will be sometimes high and sometimes low
(compressed over time
into a spiritual shape
spin factor that keeps balance and movement in the right direction
perfect union with the creator
NaPoWriMo Day 18 five answers to an unstated question
Look at a man riding the donkey
Go with him saying Hosanna
He is the one waited for
Spread the palms at His feet
He has come to save
Sing songs of joy
Praise His name
NaPoWriMo prompt Day 9 to write a nonet. This is based on Zechariah 9:9.
Imagine there is heaven
not only in the sky
what surrounds everything
reflecting the divine
NaPoWriMo prompt to pick a phrase and write against it. I took John Lennon’s “Imagine there’s no heaven”.
Dark too early
add gloom of cloud covered night
hanging on to the day
with cold in hallways
feel the draft
time to tinsel the town
with flashing lights
in excelsis deo
dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word tinsel
God or weather had made the way
for what could have been brown with silt
but not on this day—
clear was the Little Colorado River
as it careened past quick sand
and sacred places
into the confluence
dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word careen, Learn more about this sacred place
wonder of the uterus
where fertilized egg
makes a home
starts its cell journey
to form a baby
a hidden mystery
this little fetus
this symbiotic relationship
is the beginning of us all
dVerse prompt to write a poem about the body