ANACOLUTHON* FOR GOOD FRIDAY

How much should the children see?
We keep reading them
about your dying to save—

Grandmother’s veiled mirrors.
Children at the grave.
Under Pontius Pilate–

It doesn’t follow that your death–
because I’m not–
and the world isn’t–

What does salvation mean?
Oh, torture.  All those movies
about murder, making millions.

Why must they call it good?
Stations of the cross–
Keeping up with the news–

The point being?
Open the heart to compassion.
Whose plan?  Whose blood?

The first green of Spring.
The way they kill chickens.
Vinegar and sponge.

*Anacolúthon means  “not following.”   As in when you cancel out what you were going to say in mid-sentence and say something else instead.

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