Jesus might have dieda dozen times before he died.An incidental death—tetanusfrom a nail, a splinter.A baptismal drowning.A drink from a tainted well.Rotten fish.Desert thirst.A stoning, a suddenpush over the edge,or a falling overboard in a storm.A choking by a demon on the loose,a bar room brawlat the local pub.So when it happened, it seemedlike someonegot it right. Right time,right reason,for God to let ithappen.
Luci Shaw, from Bellingham, Washington, is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Harvesting Fog (Pinyon) and The Slow Pleasures (forthcoming from WordFarm).
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