With a Nod to the Empty Tomb I will make my bed. I will seed the earth in perfect curves and rows— fine labyrinth of green. I will run scales as praise, not notes, invoke the Triune in every chord. Let me slice onions, beets, as if kitchen knives and cutting boards were holy art. Yes, I will choose words like a glazier perched in a high nave carefully placing each flame-blue shard.
Abigail Carroll is author of Habitation of Wonder and A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim. Her poems have appeared in Sojourners, Christian Century, the Anglican Theological Review, Crab Orchard Review, and the anthologies How to Love the World and Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide. She serves as an arts pastor in Burlington, Vermont, and enjoys playing Celtic harp.