(Written in an olive garden, two days after the event)

I will always remember
that day-
I was just part
of the curious crowd
but I overheard some critical voices
(I suspect they were from the local cross makers union)
passing technical comments
and criticizing the quality of the wood
used in making the cross

not that it made
the slightest difference
to the outcome

© Fingleton (Meán Fómhair 2017) (Löst Viking)

Painting: Marcus Reichert “Crucifixion VII 1991”