The Haunting [rev. 12-23-2018]

The Haunting

One memory haunts me
…haunts us–

one Maundy Thursday homily,
after hearing You are clean but not all,

the good Monsignor bellowing from the ambo,
Jesus washed the feet of Judas!

Following the duplicitous kiss,
the fearful followers fled–

one who was following,
draped in a linen cloth alone,

had hands laid upon him.
He fled also–exposed.

The linen cloth remained
in their clutches.