Even the pensioned and salaried operative
who pays the mortgage promptly,
who keeps both cars cleaned and washed
and topped up with petrol,
who can afford a daughter’s six-figure bridal gown,
who teaches children on Sunday;
Even the officer, the jury, the judge;
Even the governor.
There is no sort-of sacred,
No mix-and-match option.
No pick and choose your own.
Sanctity is all or nothing. Even the Sanctioned One
with the needle, the bullet, the rope;
Even the Prefect of Judea with freshly cleansed hands,
the centurion ready with forged iron nails;
Even Longinus standing to one side with a spear.
even the executioner
breaks the commandment.
© 2022 Vera S. Scott
Soft noise of footsteps
By someone awake trying
Not to wake others
The Wronged Prince –The second book in my fantasy series Chronicles Of The Planet Terra Saint Edmunds is now available on amazon and kobo. Hoping to hear from Barnes & Noble and the library service OverDrive soon.