Friday, October 30, 2020


After John 21:1-19

Ever the hothead, ever impulsive,
he jumps in the water to swim
to shore, swim to the man
who tells them to fish when 
they’ve caught nothing, and
then everything.

He drags himself on to the shore,
the others following in the boat,
to find all in readiness,
all prepared: the charcoal fire
glowing, fish grilling.
The man says to add the fish
they’ve caught. He hauls
the fish from the boat,
dragging the net to shore.

The man takes bread 
and shares it.
The man takes fish 
and shares it.

Photograph by Marcus Lofvenberg via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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