Theotokos (a poem)
the things you undoubtedly know . . .
the courage that you possess . . .
in the face of the patriarchy . . .
a song of deliverance from the depths of oppression . . .
against the systems of injustice for all of the marginalized . . .
the entirety of creation within your womb . . .
the one who shares your blood as the promise for all . . .
truth to the divine presence suspended in your amniotic fluid . . .
beyond the uncertainty of this moment into the certainty of a promised tomorrow living as if it is today . . .
the unexpected hope, peace, joy, and love . . .