The rapture of Mary

The rapture of Mary

by Melissa Stiers

I have to believe
God is a perfect lover…

When the angel Gabriel left
what happened then is not only for the dreaming Mary.

God must have laid her down gently-

As at least any good cowboy would have done-

Whispered into her ear the sound of creation-her laughter
like rain on a river flowing wide
into an ocean where water
has no beginning

Or end.  An ocean of stars flooded her lips; galaxies bloomed within when He
came and she held Him deep, folded the walls of her womb
around Him so He could then sleep
and she
could begin her work.

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