Ah, one week to the election. How exciting!
I wrote this for the Virgin Mary yesterday-
Mother, Jewel of the Prince's Crown, thou hold
The One Infant, pressed close into thy breast
Whose eyes I fear and love, be it confessed
In an empty breath made bold for all thy Fold
Thy Church, thy Son's beloved: Hers is the sword
I bear at noon; mine actions speak much less
I lend all love, thy Rosary caress
And fall in rout, forsake my sov'reign Lord.
And yet...I fall to thee! I hope in thee!
Humble Queen, perfect, say to Holy God:
Thy servant fails, he Thee assails, the rod
Spare him. Thou his All, ever with him be.
Know this, Mary, the light of porc'lain eyes
Set in this proxy here, thy soul's disguise.