When Christianity usurped the Power of Women
Resurrecting the Vesica Pisces
A lone man, flanked as he was by his brothers
Was not the only death to die that day
On the singular cross of purported salvation
Nailed by fold, soiled and furled in the breeze of the dying was that we, as women,
Never knew the worship of our creation
The resurrection three days past set the arc of creation upon his back
The back that had carried and planted the cross amongst the saved
My sisters’ blood unspilled upon the wood
Carriers as we are of the sacred geometry between the legs
The duet of circles intersect
And the history of the world would change
The cross was lone, singular creation
But you took the vesica pisces and could not let go
It became your fish to feed the world
The fish walked, the vulva splayed, and life resurrected.
I frequently think of the context of women and religion and how women are represented. Long before Christianity, the vesica pisces was an important symbol of the Goddess. The vesica pisces is created when two circles intersect. It can also represent the vulva, and it considered to be feminine in nature. In the context of Christianity, it was also transformed to the symbol of the fish.
“Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” places a very masculine bent on the dynamics of Christianity. As my poem states, I don’t think it was only Christ that died that day on the cross, but also the important worship of women in the religious context.