Brandon Pitts… Magdalene (for Rebbeca Brooksher)



              for Rebecca Brooksher


in a stone garden I have sat


I had visions of you as a child
              a dark madonna, sans the suckling babe


you would answer the calls of the priests each Wednesday
              in the evening . . . their time


then I travelled
              from the high country to the sea


to teach them religion
              and you no longer had to suffer their ways


now . . . your body will feel the touch
              of one who is rightly guided


and you will know that love comes
              from some other place


for deep down inside
              when that daemon of self destruction


lies dormant and asleep
              you will hear whisper of your worth


then I will call you Magdalene
              and together . . . we will be


Prolific novelist, poet, lyricist, and playwright,Brandon Pitts is the author of the poetry collection, Pressure to Sing (IOWI), the play, Killcreek (IOWI – 2013 Toronto Fringe), and the novel, Puzzle of Murders (Bookland Press). In 2011, he was selected for inclusion in the prestigious Diaspora Dialogues as an Emerging Voice and has been widely anthologized.

Copyright © 2014 by Brandon Pitts




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