Hail Mary

          "‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you’ the angel answered ‘and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.'"     Luke 1:35

What comes is the holy
will of God
we turn toward or away
in our willful multitudes.

Rather, we would open 
like a desert rose
receiving light
 from descending light.

May we give our "yes" 
to You
as Mary now and long ago,
allowing herself to be carried

into the impossible;
shining her faith 
like a lamp of grace
into Your will.

Even now, she wields her fierce light
through the harsh exiles of our hearts,
so far from Eden,
so far from You.


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