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Poem: “How it went”

How it went

By Patrick T. Reardon

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It was Amen.  Finger in the

dish.  Bread, broken.  Cup,

given.  Blood, flesh.

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The wind was not empty.  The angel knew the score.

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The kiss, the sword, the healing in torch

shadows. 

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Testimony.  The right hand and the torn robe. 

Deny, deny, deny — the rooster.

Crucify.

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Silver planted in the Field of Blood.

Tree grown in the Skull Place.

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They feared a riot. She feared a dream.

He couldn’t see the point so he put his hands in the dish.

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Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani.

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Was that

the still

small itch

of a sound

that Elijah

heard as

I let go?

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Patrick T. Reardon

4.15.22

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This poem was originally published by Calla Press on 3.10.22

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