Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Priest

Years ago, in another life, I was accepted into the Anglican Priesthood.  An acceptance I rejected, but that is another story!  I asked why Priests wore robes and was told it was to hide the personality of the priest and allow the Divine to shine through.  This work is a reflection of that comment.

He kneels in obedience
Collar clipped around his neck
Willingly chained and tethered to Divinity

He speaks when spoken to
Repeating the Master’s words
Truth that frees
Keeps him collared, choked

Dressed in white dress
Masculinity in pure drag
Male bride of God
Desires bleached

Dare I
Stand in defiance
Collar ripped from my neck
Un-choked, untethered speak

My truth
The gospel of doubt
The good news of uncertainty
The freedom of myself

Dare I undress
Incarnated in my nakedness
Declare before the Judgement Seat
Behold the man

Dare I not?

1 comment:

  1. Love it, very powerful ... I can imagine that many priests feel this way, 'Incarnated in my nakedness. Declare before the Judgement Seat'
    Great work.