|Stained Glass Window - Photo taken in St. Mary's Church, Schulenberg, TX|
In a dark cracked mirror
My stained glass face reflected
Universal piety in an empty choir loft.
Visions appeared before me
Vaults of goodness
Chambers of quiet
Gifts of saintly insight.
Pretending to wear a wimple
I beheld piercing eyes
That preached responsibility.
I saw a Mother Superior there
Learning and making rules her order
At that moment I rebelled against myself.
Each choice its own precipice
I dared nature, faith and fate.
With every glance in that mirror
I decided to break the rules.
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