attached graveyard

Crowns/pastel

praying
in the ethereal dark
hallelujah

sweet 
lights caress the chapel windows
cut glass haloed faces
above the nave


one if by wishing

two if by God
swaying
shoulders tangent in hope


song collective

hymnals in tufted tongues
touching cornerstones

sublime faith
only the sure-of-heart dare follow

they pray
as do I


singing

angel ears outward bound
palms dutifully spread across the tabernacle
now fanned above the pulpit


down the aisles

past the pews

velveteen chattering knee rests
hit the floor like explosions
in the christened air

beyond the comatose vestibule 

where the marbled floor ends

as do 
the blessed copper receptacles
lost lambs


and renegade sheep

must wait outside

in the attached
 graveyard

 

I went to elementary Catholic school and attended Mass through my teens –
I pray I’ve taken away the best part
my children know to–
be kind, be decent, be proud, be humble,
love with your heart not your eyes
welcome others with your heart not your eyes
(be safe too!)

pastel done in the ’80’s when I was an agitated 20-something;)

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6 thoughts on “attached graveyard

  1. Beautiful work AnnMarie! You did a great job with your kids and you are a awesome and the coolest mother ever. That is why I picked you to be my wife in my new book ‘Santana, AnnMarie, Alex and Paige’ I play a father of 2 daughters who is a poor dishwasher and wants his daughters to marry for money to never have to live the poor life again a little(Fiddler on the Roof inspired) with my helping a trouble young gothic girl who ends up lusting after me trying to break up my marriage. It’s a cool story I am trying to balance breaks and time writing it. I am a little tired.AnnMarie=Number One! Woo hoo!!!!!!!!

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