Reversal

Tail of a whale in the sea

by Edward Higgins

Jonah would laugh,
no doubt,
at this miracle
of reversal:

Jesus,
fish of God,
now swallowed
in human flesh:
God in us,
digested—

spirit calories
feeding hunger cells
with forgiveness,
until finally,
Jonah-like,
we, too, turn
toward Nineveh,

imperfect messengers
filled with
wine-blood love,
and bread-broken
redemption.

Edward Higgins
Edward's poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals including recently: Peacock Journal, Uut Poetry, Triggerfish Critical Review, and Tigershark Magazine, among others. He is Writer-in-Residence at George Fox University, south of Portland, OR, and also Assistant Fiction Editor for Ireland-based Brilliant Flash Fiction.

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