Day 9 (30dpc)

(Quickly jot down four verbs, four adjectives, and four nouns. Write a poem utilizing all 12 words. My words: Stifle, remove, find, seek; open, sticky, vacant, surprising; bun, oddity, tomb, place.)

The “resurrection” bun –

An oddity, a sacred theme

portrayed in cinnamon-sticky dough

(store bought, of course)

a sweet and vacant tomb.

I stifle cynicism, but

children will swallow this.

Was it thus for the women?

To seek flesh

and to find it melted away

in a divine burial oven, removed.

The place quivers with divine being,

yet is open.

The child and I both bite, expecting

the usual marshmallow-matter of earthly life.

 This bun, this resurrection: they are surprising.


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