Christ Mocked by the Soldiers
Roualt’s Christ is sad but resilient.
He refuses to answer his captors
who taunt him as if they are in
on a joke, as if they know
who he is—just another
phony prophet. Yet he remains
true to his vision—he takes
the long view, ignoring
the pain, the blood, steeling himself
for what he knows will come:
thorny crown, blunt nails,
long hours on the cross
waiting for the wings
that will fly him home.
Ed Meek has had three books of poems published. The most recent is Spy Pond. This year a collection of his short stories, Luck, came out. He has poems coming out in Constellations, The Aurorean, The Kerf and The Paddock. He writes reviews for The Arts Fuse.
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