Tomb in Nazareth

A Tomb in Israel — A Poem

Two small, cramped rooms
carved into bedrock:
one for preparation,
one for completion;
one for weeping and wailing,
one for silence and waiting;
one for the living,
one for the dead;
one for herbs and spices,
one for decay;
one was used,
one was not.

— C Eric Funston, 16 March 2015