Independence Day / by Joseph Castorino


The withered tree

on Golgotha       

was pierced with        

rusty nails and            

red sap flowed    

along its branches

and down its trunk

before it finally died;

but three days later

it shocked the world        

by returning to life,        

with fresh flowers,        

wondrously white,        

and in full bloom,            

dazzlingly bright,

and the Truth

has set us free.