Many signs and wonders were done among the people
at the hands of the apostles. (First Reading)
Sanguis Pretiosissimum

Leaving
the hospital grounds a
rose splashed vermillion in
my face

I wiped my eyes
in disbelief after

driving a stabbed
Brother
to the emergency
entrance

he kept apologizing for
bleeding
on the seat covers of the
car
and me as I helped him
onto
the stainless steel cart

that night lying in bed
next
to the wall the
image
on the cross looked
down
while a drop of
blood
from the nailed foot
fell on my eyes though

I could not move a
hand to wipe away

what
I would
drink
at Mass in the
morning
 

J. Janda