Easter walk

       While it was still dark,
         Mary Magdalene came to the tomb...
                           —
John 20.1


Light out of darkness is the primal dance,
all things dance.

God made love with this world
to create it,

freedom
its bones,

becoming
its being,

the one love
of all things.

The face of the earth is the bottom of the Red Sea,
slaves turned free.

God has already kissed this passage,
its losses a flowering seed.

All falling
is into.

What dies starts over,
received into Love's enlarging,

guilt a stone
turned to light,

grief and dread a jar of myrrh,
given away.

Become a wrought vessel
for God's alchemy.

All our life is a long walk
in the dark

toward a grave
already empty.

   —April 6, 2018