Photograph by Aleque Helms.
They Will Come
“Science reckons many prophets, but there is not
even a promise of a Messiah.”--Thomas Huxley.
“Nothing shall befall us, except what God has
On Twitter yesterday: Yes, I have risen, yet again.
Tomorrow, I will make a public appearance in
Why Marfa, TX, many thought? The tiny town made
famous in 1956 when they filmed GIANT there. Good
Friday , Easter, and now this?
At dawn there was a fifty mile back-up of cars
streaming down the two-lane blacktop from I-10.
In the fairgrounds they found a stark pinewood
platform erected at the base of three 40’ crosses.
People came in masks, and they kept six feet
between themselves. They carried coolers, camp
stools and beach chairs. No one said a word. They
exchanged furtive glances, and watched the cloudless
blue sky. Soon there was tens of thousands gathered,
there, like an inaugural. By twilight nothing had
actually happened. The silence prevailed. No one
left and no one came on the bare platform.
Posted over at d'Verse Poets Pub