the taking down

the taking down

just
which day
was soon
forgot
but over the
bread and
wine of
centuries
they settled
on one
in spring

a
day
for
unnailing
anointing
the dead
a day like
any other
borne by
those who
lived it
the wheels
of commerce
wide as empire
groaning over
the hands of
broken peoples
the man in
charge washing
his hands clean
before a late
lunch.
in the tomb
they say
was shut
with the
body a
a seed
of light
in their
haste to
seal it
and it was
always said
afterwards
that was
enough

good friday
april 2017

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