Great Lent is a pregnancy
(mourning menses gone),
body spilling nausea
with awe for a growing

As body balance changes,
fasting the only survival ...
budding each day, each week;
and longing  for new life's

Fast beats pulse beneath the heart,
probing womb's alienation,
Mary's patient waiting
until a surge of life nudges

"Reject not your mother's teaching," (Prov 1:9)
for she walked a mysterious journey
of gestation, month by month, until
the glory of a Child ... even to Pascha's

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