Saturday, March 30, 2013

Judas, Peter

Judas, Peter
by Luci Shaw, from A Widening Light, ed. Luci Shaw, 1984.

because we are all
betrayers, taking
silver and eating
body and blood and asking
(guilty) is it I and hearing
him say yes
it would be simple for us all
to rush out
and hang ourselves

but if we find grace
to cry and wait
after the voice of morning
has crowed in our ears
clearly enough
to break our hearts
he will be there
to ask us each again
do you love me

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