The Stations of the Cross.

Author:Wilson, James Matthew
Position:Poem
 
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The Stations of the Cross XI. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross For boys who pull the wings off beetles Or prick their sisters' backs with needles, They spread his hand to take the nail. For we who meet in dark motels To clasp a stranger to ourselves, His palm split as they drove the nail. You, the one who frisked through her purse, When she stepped out to find the nurse, For you they placed a second nail. While I got drunk this afternoon, A child's skull was torn from the womb, Its cries rung in the hammered nail...

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