Interesting Day at the Office

Crux

Follow me
he said by the lake shore,
turning away in mid-thought
as if there were better prospects
to be had anywhere.

Fish scales shone like chrome
in the bottom of my boat.
Breeze caught up the water
in choppy waves.

How could I leave
and how could I not
know I would hang
upside down,
flesh studded
with nails.

Crux

Follow me
he said by the lake shore,
turning away in mid-thought
as if there were better prospects
to be had anywhere.

Fish scales shone like chrome
in the bottom of my boat.
Breeze caught up the water
in choppy waves.

How could I leave
and how could I not
know I would hang
upside down,
flesh studded
with nails.

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4 thoughts on “Interesting Day at the Office

  1. I will return to this and puzzle through it. So much of a poem is in the unsaid spaces we can color with our own emotions and imaginings.
    Of course crux means cross – that image comes through clearly. and fish! I’m starting to put the pieces together, like pulling on the net strings to see what flops into the boat.
    I think I see what you did here!
    Bravo!! An awesome poem!!!

  2. So many levels to this one. A rescue, fish, boat, fisherman –
    Definitely Christianity – hanging… and even more levels.

    Great job.
    Cyn

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