Palm branches

(bursting through the air
like great green fireworks —
then brought low to carpet the road,
preparing the way for the Lord)

speak and cry out:

We are those who have been cut off,
garnished for a moment in time
then cast to earth
to be trod upon.


And the Son of David replies
by overturning tables.

Burn the dross.
Own your neediness.
Humble yourselves.

Only with empty hands
can you receive.


Lie down.
Lay down.

Let go.