Any Additional Thoughts About the Crucifixion?

What can anyone not on a cross say to someone on it?

The shipwrecked spell
in bits of sail, clothing,
ripped sheets, shells,

in whatever is around,

a message

illegible on the ground.

—Elizabeth Poreba


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

Published in the 2012-04-20 issue: 
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Elizabeth Poreba teaches high school in Manhattan. She has published a chapbook, available from Finishing Line Press.

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