From the Shadows: An Easter Reflection

From the Shadows: An Easter Reflection April 21, 2019
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The womb of the earth convulsed

as He gave a sharp inhale

Sitting upright and taking with Him

All the deniability

All the rationality

 

The ecstatic expulsion of all that is

contrary

Ripping from its sodden roots

What held the weeds in place

 

Of every footstep misplaced, mistaken,

returned

Eclipsing the sunrise, sheering off the rock face

Closing eyes

Closing ears

Deaf and dumb to what was reality,

yesterday

 

How glad the soil He stepped through

How rejoicing the first brushing of leaves on His face

How tender the tears He wiped away

from the face of the woman who loved Him

 

How happy was He, inhaling oxygen

through lungs that knew Death, 

and laughed 

 

 

 

 

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