On Proverbs 8
My saints won’t be named by a church.
Their sainthood won’t stand as statues. Listen.
calm as cooking directions
If any thing’s resurrectible, it’s memory:
song-haloed, so full of lightness
nothing could stop their flight;
not a Thomas who peers into pupils’ darkness,
not a ravenous soul left grounded.
We are born, yin-yanged, of lightning
with saints and putti the lightest of all.
But love-rumpled faces, quick limbs, and pierced hearts
are unstable, done only in clay.