Most of the people I meet at readings and on forums
must have known Jesus,
carried his cross
up to Golgotha.
Perhaps one of the apostles
Luke or John
recruited them as scribes for Paul’s book of Acts.
I pause to reflect on the mastery of syntax
also, the implicit comparison
as they deign to glance in my direction
ethereal in their gray
so hardcore and so zealously real.
Cornelia DeDona 1-2-19