Sonnet

September 5, 2013

if suffering doesn’t bring about
resurrection the longing inherent
to suffering will do it (intuit
a spark a fire intuit Christ non-
existent for three days not simply
somewhere else in heaven or hell but
in a cave behind a stone a body
without the electricity of a soul
the empty zeros of the abyss
being filled up by G-d knows what
those cold moments utterly void
of love in the living room or the kitchen
the loneliness inherent to this
haplessness of all varieties of war

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