By Ezra Chang


— Matthew 25:31-46

To our faces is faithless color raised,

up our main masts race skull and crossbones

as we carry the Eucharist away

in hulls comprised of crosses abandoned.


Through life we go, Sparrow’s Compass as guide,

past the narrow gate and clear through the wide.

These elements are an Albatross tied

that drags us to sleep we cannot abide.


Unlike all else of which we are fond,

with salvation we cannot abscond;

thus damned are we, denied life beyond

by a Christ whose blood creates no bond.




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