Atonement

Moses spoke of that high day When Aaron would draw near; Atonement was the needed act To assuage all penitent fear.   Two goats by lots were set apart, One shedding blood for sin. The other bore the weight of guilt Away from God and men.   Behold the hill before my eyes; I tremble […]

The Fall (a poem)

I watched a leaf float to the ground, It came to rest without a sound, Once ruby red now wretched brown, Life fades to death with fleeting breath – the fall. The sight recalled another tree, That shaded hatred’s subtlety, Where Adam cursed both you and me, Life fades to death with fleeting breath – the fall. […]