The Rosary Poems: Glorious Alison Shaffer


And all the people said, “So be it.”
JUDITH 15:10

I am older and so much lighter
than the rain, God, little soles
danced against my old skin, little
fingers clung to specks of lifted
dust—so heavy their whole lives
are falling, so heavy the trees’
and winds’ slow droop—I touch
them and they are gone, and in their
place, your earth, your sky moving,
your ocean that has raised me.


February 2005 2River