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Calla Lilies

July 1998

They fold and turn in upon themselves
a perfect sweep into their own embrace

A cup, a chalice
filled with shadows

Novice nuns nodding and whispering prayers
in their white wimples

Attendant and erect like nurses
with their caps and bandages

In a night garden they glow
and promise a handful of the moon

At a wedding they mirror the bride
a silken skin under a white veil

At a funeral they supply a shroud
to warm the walk down the path of white winter snow

Back to the July 1998 Issue of Body Positive Magazine.

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