13 Pieta

13. Pieta: Wormword Scrubs, off Braybrook Street looking back at the prison.

Mary’s grief stiffens her body into a rigid clench-fisted totem. Her clothes disappear into the shadow. Christ hangs over her knee limply, like a hollow form. Lowering over their inter-locked shapes are the Victorian perimeter wall and neo-gothic cell blocks of Wormwood Scrubs prison.