Sunday, July 12, 2015

I was one of the young men

After Acts 5:1-11

I was one of the young men
serving the body, that day,
we picked up the body,
that day, of the man who died,
killed by his own lie, we
carried him out like so much
dust, returning him to dust.
And so his wife,
joined him in life,
joined him in lie,
and followed, dust
returned to dust.

We had not seen an act
like this in the body, devoted
to life, devoted to new life,
meeting death,
the man and woman struck
down in the lie.

The winnowing comes early.
Why does it spare me?

Photograph by Ken Kistler via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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