Trying to find Jesus

He's trying to find Jesus, he's looking
up references in the Qur'an,
he's got his box file, ESCHATOLOGY,
the gospels in Greek, guides to Jerusalem.

He's watching petals bend to a bee's weight,
snap back as the bee moves on to the brushed blue
of the sky, where a single lapsed cloud
sends eight drops to splash on his dusty table.

He's trying to find Jesus. In patio cracks
is life that shouldn't be there, straining up
from the gap of earth between the slabs,
almost, these days, like a resurrection.

Philip Wilson

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