Sunday, 2 April 2017

sent, immediately: Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1–11

what is this?
are you stealing my colt,
taking its mother from me, too?
is this any way to treat
your neighbour, friend?
The Lord needs them.
what is this?
trust in the matter of a moment,
acceptance, the word
of a stranger become friend
in an instant?

who is this?
heralded, feted, hero
triumphing into town
on a donkey – that’s my donkey
and foal – looking humble
and dignified all at once.

who is this?
all the city cries,
in surprise at this stranger,
their neighbour (a saviour?)
stealing their hearts in
the matter of a moment.

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