She always told us:
“pray in a safe place –
bury yourself under
wild thickets, drape
in rosaries, wrap in
gardens, nestle with
watchdogs – far away
from harlots on worn
knees, blackguards
behind shadows,
harbingers on side-
streets, and gutter-
snipes on trains,” —
as if God is a stranger
to darkness and
Jesus only bled for
heralds and saints.