Mary Magdalene

Mary of Magdala known as Mary Magdalene


They took my name and

They carefully dragged it for miles and miles through the mud

Of disbelief of how womanhood

Can carry Christ’s authority.


They read the words

from their point,

delivering my fate

and depositing me

at the gate of a brothel.


Read it again.

Read it over.

Read it from belief

that he gave me the right

to lead in His name.


See how I call him


would you say that

to your lover crucified

2 days before?


Twist the truth

and men dominated.

Let me speak

and we are equal

as God intends.


The garden of Eden

I hear you say,

Do you live in the fall

Or in Christ’s new way?