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Ferris, Jim / Facts of life
(2005)

The way of the cross,   p. 28


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The Way of the Cross 
In more myths than I can count the hero 
back from the underworld returns lame, 
scarred, crippled. Marked. Maybe this is why 
they fear us so: in their bones they know 
we know things, we have wrestled with the dark 
and the light, we have come limping back. 
Never again one of the crowd, we stand, 
sit, lie apart, distinguished by where 
we have been, by what we have come through. 
This is why they fear us so- 
ifts what they fear we know. 
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