Like Mary

Be like the Magdalene.
She had seventy seven lovers
and never sinned
because she was only rehearsing
for the One -
the One whom she would meet
in the garden between
her breasts.
As the planter takes up the hoe
and the minstrel his lyre,
as Govinda lifts to his lips
the empty flute to fill with breath,
so let Jesus take up the instrument
of your body with its
seven flowering silences.
Become the music
you yearn to hear.
You too will give birth
to Sophia Wisdom.