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Catherine R. Fiorello

About this Christian Poet:
Cathy Fiorello lives in Torrington, Connecticut. She has been married for 24 years and is the mother of five children, ages 17 to 23. A one-time English teacher, she currently works in Christian ministry as a marriage and family therapist. She recently won an Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Inspirational Short Story contest.

Cathedral

Let us become as glass, to let the white light without flame, the Father pass unstained. C.S. Lewis, Pilgrim's Regress

A million windows in a spire,
we are some of us clouded and marred,
some with fractures webbing our hearts.

Those we touch, shard to shard
as distant as those
a thousand panes away,
the gray lead between us
as painful as the breaks.

For centuries no wiser,
we wait,
until the Light rises.
In it our flaws glisten
and we pass through ourselves
to one another,
transparent,
sustained, unstaining.

Copyright©2003 by Catherine R. Fiorello