Descending Theology: The Resurrection

To match the Good Friday poem, one of my favorites.

Descending Theology: The Resurrection
By Mary Karr

From the far star points of his pinned extremities,
cold inched in—black ice and squid ink—
till the hung flesh was empty.
Lonely in that void even for pain,
he missed his splintered feet,
the human stare buried in his face.
He ached for two hands made of meat
he could reach to the end of.
In the corpse’s core, the stone fist
of his heart began to bang
on the stiff chest’s door, and breath spilled
back into that battered shape. Now
it’s your limbs he comes to fill, as warm water
shatters at birth, rivering every way.
"I tried for a solid three minutes in addition to several shorter attempts and I'm ..."

A Miraculous Cure for Bug Bite ..."
"It's end July 2017. I just tried it. I've been scratching until it bleeds and ..."

A Miraculous Cure for Bug Bite ..."
"Whenever there's a difficulty with something the bible says, Christians always say, "Well, actually the ..."

Where is the Kingdom of God? ..."
"I tried this in the middle of the night out of desperation, just like so ..."

A Miraculous Cure for Bug Bite ..."
POPULAR AT PATHEOS Evangelical
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment