to let light rise from Word to world,
she’s slipped in early, Jesus’ girl,
construction paper improvised
to heighten light let in from sky,
a hundred candles praying One,
our breath caught sudden coming in,
and all of us are ten again,
when Pentecost its lightning sends.
On the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit
at Pentecost, at St. Peter’s Church (Perkinsville, NY), 2013.