For Easter, the candy store sells
white chocolate crosses & dinosaurs.

Boys like dinosaurs, the clerk says.
Not everyone likes crosses, she almost says.

The dinosaurs almost resemble crosses
with their small arms out in front of them.

Dinosaurs: the popular mascot of science,
Science: the religion of abiding in things seen.

A student of mine, writing about Christians
who find dinosaur bones said the characters

were in conflict of what to do with them,
considering they don’t believe in dinosaurs.

It’s interesting that there are no dinosaurs
mentioned in the Bible, only Leviathans & giants.

I know some people who put dinosaurs
in their nativity sets instead of Jesus:

what I’m saying is it’s interesting how
spectacular they are to us: dinosaurs, extinct,

while the Son of Man died & returned
with the evidence of Himself deep in his hands.  

Published in the May 5, 2017 issue: View Contents

Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, and Gargoyle. She teaches at the University of Maryland and is the author of four poetry chapbooks. Her novel Post-High School Reality Quest will be published in June by California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Books. Check out her work at:

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