RWB Workshop Poem of the Week – April 22, 2015

Claudia Serea

Questions for the Holy Ghost

Did she say yes?

And were you gentle
when you descended like dawn
upon a closed tulip?

Was she ashamed
when she opened her petals
just a little?

Was she afraid?

Did she ask why?
Why me?

Or was she happy
and humbled to be chosen
to wear her pain proudly,

a necklace of fire
around her neck?

Did you lie next to her
without a word, knowing
this cannot be undone?

And did you tell her
her son will die a violent death
to save some strangers?

And still, she said yes?

Knowing all,
how history unfolds,

would you do it again
for us?

Would she?

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