52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

44. Written on Maundy Thursday

Then troubled Jesus dips the bread in wine,
gives it to Judas,
who takes it and becomes a sign,
then leaves without
a kiss.

The camera stays within the room as Jesus
coughs before he speaks.
Downstairs, Judas hears it and freezes:
the floor above
him creaks.

None of this happened, or all of it did.
The story I tell
is Judas after being fed
is struck like a sil-
ent bell.

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