By Jeddie Sophronius

COWL OF THE SPARROW

Here, a sparrow & a boy, who didn’t know a King,

the One who died for our sins, & he said,

God has forgotten the proverbial words of men who had

to watch over Eden, where the
sparrows were
flocked

like sheep, inside the cave with the burning bush

& here,    a voice, of

a shepherd, an imitation of    God,
 
trying to calm the raging oceans. with their sandals on,
 
their wailings, in the darkness are the same as

their silence. the people worshipped the bystanders,

the Pharisees stared at the Golden Calf; who stood by as

a bruised boy trying to sell                 a garment of    the Lord, fell silent…

his cowl of shame spoke of a priest as if he were

a sinful creature, who never knew
what it’s like to be
crucified.
Jeddie Sophronius

JEDDIE SOPHRONIUS was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a junior at Western Michigan University, majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing. He lives in Kalamazoo, Mich.

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