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Read Matthew 21:1-11

After the crowds disperse

After the cloaks are gathered

After the colt is tethered

After the stones grow silent

 

After a cloak is stripped

After a back is striped

After the nails pierce

After the body hangs

After the stone rolls away

 

After fronds are stripped of blades

After a child’s hands enfolds a cross

 

Then holy fire consumes

all things crossed

wood and frond and flesh

 

Grey ash is mixed with blessed water

and marks our lives with grace

Then

rising incorruptible

we join the procession

triumphant!

                            Larry Grimes

Bethany College, Bethany, WV

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