(Reflecting on Salvador Dali’s image of the Christ of St John of the Cross)
Poised now, impossibly,
on his celestial trapeze,
muscles rippling with supreme strength,
having stretched his skill to the limits of earth,
walked the tightrope of belief and unbelief,
and tumbled chaotically through the chasms of death,
this final somersault leaves humanity gasping.
See him – the beloved – leap across the universe
like Solomon’s gazelle,
and land perfectly, precisely,
positioned rightly as
the accomplished acrobat
of the Trinity.