A Dollop of Blood


Matthew 27:54

Now when the centurion, and they that were with him,
watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things
that were done, they feared greatly, saying,
Truly this was the Son of God.

A soldier raises his hand
to touch the wind,
the air that sweeps

to catch a dollop of blood
fallen from the jew’s feet,
lay it on the earth beneath

the cross as a mother cradles
her child, lays him softly
on a swaddle of cloth and warmth.

2 thoughts on “A Dollop of Blood

  1. An interesting movement for him at the moment he realizes just who Jesus really was, perhaps even involuntary… I like these candid moments when these players in history are caught unaware. Very nice.


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