First Love in 79 words (+ commentary by Papa)
What begins in desire, for Therese, is experienced as yearning, vague and fierce and embodied. Like smoke writhing through her muscle tissues, a sudden carbonation of her blood. So she prays and seeks the spirit, concave galaxy she hopes is large enough to receive her unnerving drive. She moves that way, shimmers, shakes and passes on. Out. To where? Preacher says to paradise, momma says to hell for too much writhing, too much lust. Preacher likes the ways Therese seeks. (Papa says it’s all perspective).
N Filbert 2012