by Teresa Burleson

Yahweh has written
With hyssop
Over my door-posts.
This graffiti
Cannot be expunged.
It forever marks me
As His own.
The Perfect is slain
For the imperfect.
The books are balanced.
The leper is made clean.
The destroyer departs,
Leaving me untouched.
I am bought with a price.

A free-lancer for over 40 years, Teresa Burleson has credits in over 45 magazines. In 2002, she received the National League of American Pen Women Virginia Liebeler Biennial Grant for Mature Women in the letters category. She is the author of The Pilgrim’s Lyre, published in 2003 and Rose Without Thorns, published in 2013.

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