Calvary

 

I was not asking

for an easy ride,

 

like you I know

the road to Calvary

is paved with brine:

 

Now there’s sea salt

in my hair, my lungs

a spider’s web of

 

‘left behind’

 

they rattle like a vintage tram,

all slickness burnt away.

 

I broke the day

you turned aside;

 

pursued the distant summit

I can’t climb, turned just once

& winked that eye,

 

or was it shadow in the light?

The sun went in & darkness

filled the land,

 

you left us blind.

 

I was not hoping for

a helping hand;

 

though many have tried

the years fly by in

supersonic mode,

 

& turbulence has

taken toll

 

all futures set aside

for this soul road.

 

I will not promise

not to cry

 

my tears run through

a crack in memory

create a peaceful pool

 

where I can bathe secure,

this life, a stepping stone

 

to freedom.

 

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