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.

About the Author

Elizabeth Poreba teaches high school in Manhattan. She has published a chapbook, available from Finishing Line Press.

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