Some details are fictionalised, of necessity.




The Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost

is a steady sturdy lesbian

who chainsmokes

and keeps a sheepdog

named Francis (for the Pope)

 

The Holy Ghost

is a top-notch twelve-step gal

who knits compulsive scarves

and smiles broadly

at the sight of a toddler

stomping and splashing a rainpuddle

 

The Holy Ghost

will text you at 6 each morning

to ask you how's your day so far

 

The Holy Ghost

knows all the words

to the Thelma-Houston-

Gloria-Gaynor-

Donna-Summer tunes

on the Disco channel

of satellite radio

 

The Holy Ghost 

marches in Pride 

and resists 

and goes to meetings seven times a week

and complains of the heat

and won't pick up a drink

just for today

 

The Holy Ghost

gives you archangelic

nicotine hugs

to recharge your hope-battery

after your best friend's funeral

 

The Holy Ghost

knows what it's like

 

The Holy Ghost

has been there

 

The Holy Ghost

isn't perfect

but she's human

and kind

and 200 percent real

 

I believe

in the Holy Ghost





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-08-14 at 14:10

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
What an Amazing earthy down and dirty take on the Holy Ghost.
Since the HG is all things to all people, Iíve got to believe in the reality of your description.
2018-08-14