Monday, July 20, 2009


in an inflatable bounce house
the kids
are resurrecting the dead

Dead man, dead man
come alive
come alive
on the count of five
1. . . 2. . . 3. . . 4. . . 5

Running circles
around the would-be-Lazarus
they practice
their ritual

Tag wasn’t so
when I was a kid

We played TV tag,
blob tag, tree tag
candlestick tag
and freeze tag

there was no liturgy
just one person
who was it
and the rest of us
screaming, giggling
and running away

Kids these days
or at least these kids
from a dead man come alive

I wonder whether it reminds me
of a rehearsal for a Jesus movie
or a zombie movie.

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