shall we do the stations again today?
shall we attend tenebrae?
(quiet yourself) (let everything that breathes be silent)
the candles are slowly extinguished
until only one remains
tenebrae means darkness
yet I always think of vertebrae
this darkness a backbone
the weight of silence
doubt some sort of foundation
from which to leap start
how long do we ignore joy?
at the end of it all
a shout a great drumming thunder
my heartmy heart