My carefully curated collection
has been well-tended, as has yours;
We stayed with the cross long after
Christ himself had ascended into heaven,
our suffering selves sanctified and idolised
and the meaning of his supposed death lost on us
Do not make a special case for suffering:
those velvet-bound exhibits in their glass cabinets,
however precious, do not confer nobility nor special blessings
(I believed that my soul would profit, but that was a lie).
We fetishised the cross, and postponed the resurrection.