Friday, January 7, 2022

From 3 to 3

After John 21:15-17

This man, this hothead,

first to jump into the sea,

first to volunteer, first

to pull a sword, first

to deny him openly, first

to feel the shame of denial,

denial times three.


Three denials turned

on their heads with

three questions, sounding

the same but slightly

different, three responses

to three answers 

to three questions.


Feed my lambs.

Tend my sheep.

Feed my sheep.


Photograph by Luke Pennystan via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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