reading between the lives and writing between the lines, XX
About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” -- New Testament, Matthew, 27:46
a ball of fire
rolling through a packed church ...
wave upon wave
of bloodcurdling screams
as if God were blind and deaf
FYI: The following tanka could be read as a sequel
from my childhood beliefs
I'm a passing thought
in the mind of God
who forsook his son on the cross
Bulgarian and English Tanka Handbook (edited by Dimitar Anakiev)
taken by a prisoner
inside the camp ...
hard to look at
harder to look away
Vote for Trump-Backed Hageman
in red bold letters ...
my son asks, anything new
under the Wyoming sun?
Vanity Fair, August 15: "The Trump Convert Who Looks Like She's About to Unseat Liz Cheney": Harriet Hageman tried to keep Trump off the GOP ballot in 2016. Now, with the former president's backing, she looks poised to defeat her old friend Liz Cheney on a MAGA platform.
And CBC News, August 17: Trump critic Liz Cheney loses Wyoming primary
Liz Cheney, Donald Trump's fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, was defeated in a primary in Wyoming on Tuesday. In conceding defeat, Cheney vowed to "ensure Donald Trump is never again anywhere near the Oval Office."
Added: This Brave New World, LII
Anything new in Florida, the Land of Sunshine?
a parentless teen
raising her fist before the judge:
for an early abortion
but not for forced motherhood
FYI: Jill Filipovic, The Guardian, August 18: Florida calls teen ‘too immature’ for an abortion. But forced motherhood is fine?
The Florida court’s decision is shameful, nothing less than an ideological assault on a teenager. It’s about control – and a court imposing its misogynist anti-abortion ideology on a teenager who came to them for help.