The penultimate last word

“It is finished.”

Hurry, Jesus. Hurry to the appointment
you have made to duel death. Hasten
the darkening sky, that  a false dawn may break
early; that you may fell the great destroyer.
The soldiers come with mallets and spear,
we hear them marching, breath
charging up the hill. Hurry, Jesus.
Finish it.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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