Thursday, the First Week of Lent
The cycle of believing
rings truer than diamond
cutting parabolic curves
upon infinity’s unknown face.
Wandering up and down the promised land
looking for the promised people
Jesus finds them
at the exact point
where promise intersects fulfillment.
Odds on immortality
they have gone this way before
screaming for his body and blood.
Crowned with irony
Jesus rides the king’s highway
into the uncharted regions of the mind’s eye
where belief turns inward
reflecting the chaos of self