Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 28 - Museum

For the first time
I notice the levels
of status among nuns
indicated by details
on habit.

They were sisters
of all those women
who conceal hair,
faces, everything
below the neck.

Now, without habit,
they are unknown,
unrecognised for
service, chastity,
essence of God.

They have denied
Sisterhood, become
invisible, pretending
to status determined
good by Other.

My daughter and I
the only two visitors.
Raised in Catholic town
I marvel at the power
of story, and habit.

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