Mary mother of James
Salome and Mary Magdalene
looking down into the chamber
where the body had lain
saw two angels or one
whose countenance was like lightning

or Magdalene alone
weeping outside the ravaged sepulcher
who spoke to the gardener then turning away
heard Mary! and turning back
answered Rabonni!

That I can comprehend
what his voice did to her
how it broke through natural perception
how it sounded deep within her
and why she couldn’t stop talking about it