Emmaus Aftermath

by Johanna Caton

I feel I could toss you
a glowing ball of fire
and gleefully you’d catch
and pitch it back neat –
and how we’d go tossing
and catching this heat –
this blazing Easter story –
flying high, higher, higher!

Johanna Caton, O.S.B., is a Benedictine nun of Minster Abbey in England. Originally from Virginia, she lived in the U.S. until adulthood, when her monastic vocation took her to Britain. Her poems have appeared in both online and print publications, including The Christian Century, The Windhover, A Time of Singing, Amethyst Review, The Ekphrastic Review and the Catholic Poetry Room webpage at integratedcatholiclife.org. Some of her poems can be found at www.integratedcatholiclife.org/?s=johanna+caton

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