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The Other Sister

By: Marion Rosser

I would like
to be Mary,
sitting rapt
by his knees,
basking in words
of redemption and love.

But I am Martha,
grumbling in the kitchen,
knowing well 
that the Prophet
with his perfumed feet
will need some supper
and a place to sleep.

Copyright 1998 Marion Rosser

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