Shared Divinity The crucifixion is for everyone We hear its echo night and day: That moment God Became man became nothing It's not like the Resurrection: Our hope is in the name of the Lord Taken on faith Faith alone And it's not like the Incarnation: Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done That despite a bit here, a break-through there Lies dormant in our hearts No, the Crucifixion is different It’s with us always In public and in private places We don’t escape its cry Some warranted blasts— My God! My God! Why Others oh-so-particular— Have You forsaken me?
Maryanne Hannan is the author of Rocking Like It’s All Intermezzo: A 21st Century Psalm Responsorial (Resource Publications, 2019). A resident of upstate New York, she has published poetry in Christian Century, Windhover, Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry and elsewhere.