A Fierce Embrace

by Teresa Burleson

On a day
Like no other,
The Light found me.
The Light immersed me,
Purging,
Exposing,
Enfolding me.
And in that embrace,
I was fathered.
I was quickened.
Darkness was evicted.
The Light found me.

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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