Thursday, October 1, 2015

Anchoress

As truly as God is our Father,
so truly God is our Mother.
- Julian of Norwich
A haunting, near-death vision:
walled in a tiny cell, dressed
only in a kirtle and hood,

I am sane though difficult
to discipline, eremitic,
feeding on solitude,

singing Wiccan songs
with others dedicated
to a female savior.

Some of us are martyred,
go crazy, sleep away desire,
throw ourselves from high rocks.

All will be well, all will be well
in a world with room enough
for androgynous God.




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