Mary

Take her out of the box

and off of the shelf.

Free her from the

cultural prison

we’ve locked her in.

Untie

and unbind

her.

Even those bars

can’t stop her from

singing

loving

longing.

She is Mary

Blessed Mother

She is not for the weak

or faint of heart.

She was the first to welcome You

the only one we see reprimand You

and the one who refused shield her eyes from Your death.

She is made for a week such as this.

A week that calls us to love

and hold

and hug

to watch and to witness

to stand and to sing

like mothers.

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