Simcha Fisher, author of The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning writes for several publications and blogs daily at Aleteia. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and ten children. Without supernatural aid, she would hardly be a human being.
by Mitali Perkins, reprinted with kind permission of the author
whose Hand made salty water swell
and burst upon the sand, shaping mountains into shells,
here is the hand that slapped you.
how dusty, clumsy, weak
this hand, twisting thorns into a crown for you,
whose Head imagined panther, peacock, pomegranate,
here is the head that screamed with rage
when Pilate brought you forth.
how frail and dull
this skull, these eyes, this mouth of spit for you,
whose Face set like flint to see
the crooked iron sharpness of this heart