Stained glass brings to light
biblical stories from the Gnostic editions.
did not recognize the imagery or parables.
The pews appear to be made of silver
but are shiny gray carbon fibers
spun out of the flowing hairs
God shed walking the earth.
There is no reliquary
with bits and pieces of saints and martyrs.
The rose window above the apse
was created with cut crystals
that spay the entire sanctuary
with daylight broken into rainbows.
Lori vacuums the carpets free
of holy body bread crumbs
and dabs the holy blood wine spills
out of the burgundy carpet
after some homeless folks save themselves
and exit a few minutes before she arrives.
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