Crucifixion: poem beyond Good Friday

Odd Angles
by Mary Harwell Sayler

Lord, I can’t begin to know
how much You suffer,
suspended there:
an artifact on my wall.

What do you detect in me,
as I reflect on this unlikely
fact of art found in a crucifix?

How can I keep You
and not just hanging
around with nothing to do
but balance the cross
points of my life?


© 2012, Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved. This poem first saw print in the 2002 issue of Windhover, then the anthology,Textures, published in 2006 by Two Friends Publishing, and then in Mary’s book of Bible-based poetry, Outside Eden, published in 2014 by Kelsay Books.



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