[The Page of the Book of Kells]

The druids were faced
with this page
this empty space

They will cross it
Depict the crucifixion:
by word!

"The he was hung among thieves
one to the right
and one to the left"

They will people it
with people huddling in awe
at a miracle in space

People it with graves yawning
the dead
The sun eating the moon
The dragon swallowing its tail

From mouth thou art
and to mouth thou shalt return.

And the palimpsest
shall swallow words
contexts pretexts subtexts
that were muttered and went unheard

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