Friday, November 20, 2020

Bam! Shazam! Pow!

After Luke 24:36-43

They’re talking about
these events, this man,
wondering if this could be
true: that he was alive.
Bam! Shazam! Pow!
He’s there, among them,
and says, prosaically,
peace be with you.
Peace? Are you kidding?
Shock, fear, turmoil, yes;
like seeing a specter,
a ghost, yes. But peace?
They know he died;
they know he died
because they saw it,
witnessed it, saw 
the last gasps, felt
the earthquake, saw
the sky split open.
But they touch him,
and he’s real.

Photograph by Dan Meyers via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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