Sunday, September 25, 2016

The five Ws

What constitutes sacrifice –
the difference between giving
one thing and giving another?
How is sacrifice measured
with metric scales
or conscience?

Who makes a sacrifice
if not an anointed priest?

When is a sacrifice made,
by calendar date or moment?

Why is sacrifice made,
for recognition or gain
or expiation or desire
or need?

Where is sacrifice accomplished;
is the place sacred or profane;
does it add up to solemnity
or meaning?

None of these.
Not one.

Once was sufficient.

Photograph by George Hodan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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