Crucifixion & Resurrection

by Mark Chmiel


All that could happen to one who joined:
Imprisoned, hooded, beaten, castrated, eyes pulled out,
Buried alive, burned alive.


When I saw the disinterred bones of the two of you
I remembered you Donald in the Solentiname Mass saying
That the Resurrection was not skeletons coming out of the tombs
But survival in the consciousness of others.

–Ernesto Cardenal, To Donald and Elvis