Saint Theresa

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suspended in midair, Saint Theresa
was known to levitate in church from time
to time, cradled in the invisible
hand of the divine—but this was different,
you could see her hanging in the balance
between life & death, legs & arms flung
open, trembling from the intensity
of white-hot paranormal ecstasy,
lips paralyzed parted & quivering;
this was no ordinary orgasm
but a gift from God itself
                                  she felt how
Mary felt giving her virginity,
allconsuming consummation, how i
feel when i am prostrated before you