Tuesday, January 5, 2010

St. John Neumann (patron of the Catholic Education System)

You fell in a flurry of poppy red

vestments on your way to buy

some eggs & sugar.

They decided on a glass case

for burial, complete with the

finest ring to remember,

even in death, that you are

the spouse of God.

There is a quiet crumbling

beneath the wax face

covering your own,

a falling away of cheeks,

lips that curl back into

your mouth, and those teeth

that remain, vibrating

with their own quiet song.

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