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The priest read the gospel and we stood|
Together in the pew listening to the
Story of the widow who married seven brothers
And the riddle put to Jesus:
"In the resurrection, Master, whose wife
will she be?"
And Jesus answered "No one's wife."
For in the afterlife you become
Like angels. And I thought
"Pure Spirit" as I touched her
Standing next to me,
"Without body or gender,
Consciousness without sex"
We looked at each other,
She smiled and I smiled back,
No longer hearing the priest read,
I leaned to whisper,
Smelling her hair
As I moved my lips
Toward her ear:
"In the resurrection, I'll be
Your husband still. . .
by Doug Tanoury
[The Wedding Poem | Like the Birds | Promise | Sunday Morning | Latin Hymns]
This poem is © Copyright 2001