Brandon Pitts… Magdalene (for Rebbeca Brooksher)

 

MAGDALENE

              for Rebecca Brooksher

 

in a stone garden I have sat
              waiting

 

I had visions of you as a child
              a dark madonna, sans the suckling babe

 

you would answer the calls of the priests each Wednesday
              in the evening . . . their time

 

then I travelled
              from the high country to the sea

 

to teach them religion
              and you no longer had to suffer their ways

 

now . . . your body will feel the touch
              of one who is rightly guided

 

and you will know that love comes
              from some other place

 

for deep down inside
              when that daemon of self destruction

 

lies dormant and asleep
              you will hear whisper of your worth

 

then I will call you Magdalene
              and together . . . we will be

 

Prolific novelist, poet, lyricist, and playwright,Brandon Pitts is the author of the poetry collection, Pressure to Sing (IOWI), the play, Killcreek (IOWI – 2013 Toronto Fringe), and the novel, Puzzle of Murders (Bookland Press). In 2011, he was selected for inclusion in the prestigious Diaspora Dialogues as an Emerging Voice and has been widely anthologized.

Copyright © 2014 by Brandon Pitts

 
 

 
 

 
 

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