go tell the others


tell the others

on a hillside of tombs
only one stone was moved
life surrounded by death
which is how it feels

this morning with news
of “coordinated bombings”
(should that be a phrase)
christ is risen, yes

and we are dying
both things are true
we have to live with that
we have to live with death

mary saw the empty tomb
and was not relieved
until she saw the one
who called her by name

here among the ruins you call
my name and I’ll call yours
in coordinated compassion
(that’s a phrase we can live with)

death is sure christ is risen
we are named by a love
stronger than death and bombs
that will have to do



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