Concerning Easter

One full year since the conversion.
Holy week utterly draining –
nausea, an unwelcome
weekend guest.  Self inflicted
questioning an endless torment.
Symbolism the irritant, tickle
at the back of the throat.  I felt
cannibalistic.  Vivid implications
yielding blood and suffering.

The Sword and Chalice
sweet memories locked in a deep
crevice.  I must return to
peace, the initial allure.