Mary, womb of the Word

Mary, womb of the Word

womb of the world

womb of danger rebellion –

of yes when no is much safer

cocoon-catacomb of small growing glowing life

imperceptible and


from no life to new life

from nothing comes the Way the Truth the Life the

Word with see-through skin

the Word a tiny body that needs

the sac of waters to breathe to

eat to excrete

that pregnancy – already

the most dangerous mysterious wild thing was

made more mysterious more wild

by the very presence of godde incarnate

flesh against flesh inside organs

muscles bone hormones

skin to skin

skin to sacred skin

sacred skin to sacred skin

and the baby smelled his way

to her

knew her

already the very flesh of god.

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