Friday, November 13, 2020

Stranger on the road

After Luke 24:28-35

They meet a stranger
on the road, and they
talk, walk together
to the village 
in the west. They talk
of what had happened,
momentous things,
surprising the stranger
with intensity, conviction,
as they tell their story
incomplete in the fading light
and growing shadows 
of the dying day. He moves
to leave them, but he stays.
They eat, and the stranger,
in a strange communion,
takes the bread,
blesses the bread,
breaks the bread,
gives the bread. 
The bread is an act
of remembrance,
opening their eyes
in time to see
the stranger vanish.

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