Before he was born,
Jesus was the silence
of your listening.
Then the stillness
between your breaths
put on a garment
of uncreated dust.
To see the face of the savior,
look deep into your body.
Underestimating your glory
is the first and only sin.
Now drink up the rest of this day:
bask in yourself
and squander the kingdom!
A fountain of something
like starlight will rise
up your spine,
spill over and shower
the world with burning
seeds of wonder,
gold as the stuff
in Mary's womb.