At the Fifth Station of the Cross
I am asked to “accept in particular
the death that is destined for me”
 Which I must keep myself from guessing
 Which I cannot refuse.

At the first Station of the Cross
I am asked to say to Jesus
“I love you more than I love myself”
 Which I long to believe
 And which is already a dying.

Published in the September 25, 2015 issue: View Contents
Diane Vreuls has published a book of poems, a novel, a collection of short stories, and a children’s picture book. She lives in Oberlin, Ohio.
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