Defeat

Ah, Jesus, I have mastered you.
Savior unneeded, I am your lord.
I have cut you into pieces and eaten you,
I have stolen everything from you
and sold it cheap,
I have picked all your fruit
and thrown it to passing animals.

           My victory has killed me.

Unassisted
my mastery has rendered me powerless,
my palace emptied,
I’ve been thrown on the compost,
eaten alive,
gone down with you
into the dark grave,

where finally,
bettered by death,
I am still.

I’ve eaten your flesh,
           you invade me,
                       and I live.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

February 23, 2021