David saw all this talk of morality
as a philosophical discussion,
Caitlin, a spiritual one,
Mother, a religious one,
& me—all of the above.
Whereas David had always discussed
the religions of others with a question mark,
the elders spoke of theirs with a period.
He loved her as a Catholic rent with guilt;
he loved her as a Mormon mended with mercy;
he’d loved in all her forms
till she stopped loving him.
I was David’s disciple,
preaching his Word of love without labels:
Mother was his wife in spirit,
even as I was the daughter of his heart.
The Church would tear us apart—
Mother from David,
me from Mother,
& Caitlin from every last one of us.
Every day, I post 3 tweets: a #novelines tweet (a line from my novel; any good piece of writing has quotable quotes), a #140story tweet, or a #micropoetry tweet, that is pulled from, or based on my novel, “Because of Mindy Wiley”. https://sarahleastories.com/because-of-mindy-wiley/. I post these under my fictional character account, https://twitter.com/KatrynNolan. Every week, on “Fiction Friday”, I will be blogging 5-10 of my best tweets.