A Second Tree

The promised Jew,

crushed and deserted; he


bloody and defeated; he


in stages, beautifully,

like a leaf in autumnal change.


The color of his death

pours in the weakness

of droplets, sprinkled

over the skull-top’s earth,

like a farmer sows seeds.


And in the beauty of

his red-streaked splendor, he


declaring the finish; he

falls, or,

is plucked from his tree

on that hilltop garden.


The red-turning

change of that crucified promise,

is buried, then;

a seed meant to grow

the fruit of love

and authority,

who will reign above all.


About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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