Matthew Replies at 17:20
by Maggs Vibo
She dives headfirst into mustard seeds.
Heaps of matted hues piled up high
Steadfast imagery, but she says to me,
“I wholeheartedly dream I die.”
She climbs ladders and knows not the matter,
Or the potential for danger below.
A fateful spring appears
She knows not to fear
Diving into tears
“Translate what it means,”
She asks pleadingly.
I speak parables
She will know,
“You leapt headfirst into mustard seeds—
Swept up faithful love piled sky high.”
Maggs Vibo served in the Army from 2000-2004 as a Brigade Supply Sergeant. She considers providing toilet paper to buddies, burning waste, and pulling security her most important missions at Tallil Air Base in Iraq. In 2011, she earned a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and MA in Liberal Studies. Maggs Vibo has first person images featured at the philosophy website for Douglas Harding @Headlessway.org. Her other pieces on Harding’s method of self-inquiry, are collaborations with French writer, José Le Roy. As the granddaughter of a Native American, Vibo believes storytelling through art continues the oral traditions of her Sac and Fox Nation ancestors. She currently teaches science and cultural history as a docent at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Hawaii.