Illumination

take up the bleached bones
and drape them in coloured flesh
that they may walk in the world
as a Word amongst humanity.

splash filigree gold and emerald green
between these haunted ribs
and imprison a ruby red heart
to beat beneath these bars.

crown this skull with silver halo
so that people will turn and say –

“what manner of monster is this
that went unnoticed and passed by before
as it lay dead in the weeds at our feet,
now beautiful, commands our praise?”

καὶ ὁ λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο,
καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν

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