Gravediggers uprooting caskets
with sharp, steel shovels-
each slicing step downward
through nerve-rooted earth
cooper pennies jingle in change
pouches dangling by their sides.
They chat casually of Jesus,
His painless resurrection
from the sealed tomb,
money-changers being chased
away from God’s holy temple.
–Michael Lee Jordan
Michael lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet, freelance
writer, photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. He has been published in more than
925 small press magazines in twenty-seven countries, he edits 10 poetry sites, and has 103 poetry videos on YouTube.