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Another Time

               "And it was night."
                             — John 13: 30
Watching the stars, Judas feels the scars
Of previous betrayal, the friction
Of silver coins, his awkward oblation.
Knowing that every tide informs a loon,
He tethers his shadow to the moon.
He weeps as surging waves unfrock
And break his weary soul against a rock.

By Conrado B. Beloso