The subject has made claims.
Let us see.

Regard this as an experiment.

Doubt has dogged
the whole story from the start:

Thomas, of course,
Jesus himself in the garden,
now those women huddled on the horizon.

            The centurion alone was certain,
            and such people are capable of anything.

—Elizabeth Poreba

This poem was written in response to the daily readings from Meeting Christ in Prayer.

Elizabeth Poreba is a retired New York City high-school English teacher. Her poems have appeared in Commonweal and the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion among other journals. Wipf and Stock has published two collections of her work, Vexed and Self Help: A Guide for the Retiring. Her latest chapbook, New Lebanon, is available for advanced order at More of her work can be found at

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