Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Happy birthday Franci Louann

Author of Beach Cardiology has a birthday today and to celebrate I upload a poem from Franci's chapbook.


Ecstasy


perhaps it was the red wine and this week’s 
news about Christ’s face
appearing on a condo wall in Ladysmith

burgundy, crimson, scarlet
when we loved, red flowed through me

I was androgynous
partly Christ, partly Mary, your Sacred Heart

robes, banners, crucifix
burgundy, crimson, scarlet
when our love came, red flowed through me    

Dukkha by Naomi Beth Wakan (for Colten Boushie)

My DNA is crammed with thousands of years of persecution and pogroms, of expulsions and lives lived in perpetual exile, so when ...