Carnival of Darkness

There is a carnival of darkness

taking place this week

a sinister dance of shadows

that torments this moment

and wrings the light from it

double speak

and hidden clues

in an underground market

in conspiracy

of names exchanged for coins

and fig trees abandoned

tables overturned

and temple sacrifice

turned into the price is right

There is a carnival of darkness

in Holy Week

that dances too close to death

with stories of life

abused and harassed by the shadows

that are alive and pull at the light

The celebration

is among the arches

dangerous places

where deals are done

The dance is a macabre one

of deals and debts

or betrayal and denial

and the music is chaotic

upbeat and sombre

at the same time

owned by no one

and played by all

and in the midst

Jesus loves

and longs

and still lives to the rhythm

not of the darkness

but of the light


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