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Crocker! Stigmata

By Dan Crocker Oct 9, 2014 - 2:28 PM print


            you say the stigmata is a fake

i say dear and want to argue but

outside, in the dark, something calls to me

            the virgin mother, the moon, a chipmunk

and i wonder if the stigmata has come

or if a bleeding ulcer might count

as walking in jesus’ footsteps

 

later, when i try to fall asleep

alone on the couch, i will   read

 

cover enquirer: stigmata signs

autographs in blood, snapshots a wound

 

they made a movie—the direction

cut to a painting of jesus christ

cue scary music, close up of hands

 

he is always forlorn in these things

            head heavy with thorns

 

the stigmata needs a hug

 

i found mine in a box at the gas station

            FREE

i brought it home, laid down newspaper

smacked its nose when it bled on the floor

            fed it table scraps, patted its head

until my wife made me get rid of it.

 

i had no choice, what could i do then

but put it in a sack, drive it out

to the country and let it go

 

as it ran off it made connections

between earth and everyday things

looking over its shoulder at me

tail between its legs, i think it cried

            one red tear down a cherubic cheek

 

now the stigmata has come farther

than me, seasame street and all those

ragged, holy, reganomic boys

it pulled out of this town and made it

 

now shout it to the rooftops, sister

now say it with me again, my wife

now let it bring you back, my brother

 

it is a glorious thing to bleed

it is a glorious thing to clean

 

though it is not for everyone

 

there’s a drop of rain on my window

there’re headlights backing down the drive

there’s morse code in everything

symbols that we take for granted

but the drum of this rain is easy

 

i see it on the face of the old

woman behind the bar, and on the

kneecap of a boy, pressed like a rose

turned to dust between the page of

our photo album



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