Monday, March 14, 2011

casket of grace

Harvey S. Mozolak

a long narrow box
with high walls
a ceiling somewhat vaulted
for the chest
that no longer rises
except in the shortening sighs
of the mourners gathered
ribs poked by the pockmarks
of flesh fasteners
a wood sign of our end
flat fallen among the rocks
without destination
the church
the coffin of God
where the carpenter son of creation
construction of his table
for blessing a meal
to gather and go on

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