Quid est Veritas? (What is Truth?)

Quid est Veritas

What is Truth

that it should hang

from a tree

like a beggar or thief?

Tortured, homeless,

deserted, scorned;

Truth the dissident,

the martyr,

the activist of the poor.

***

Within divine shadows of noon,

one question hangs

like militias of the law:

                                         What is Truth?

Again the question hangs

like scriptural syllables

to the scrutiny of exegesis

or skin in rigor mortis––

                                        Quid est Veritas?

Look, and you’ll see the answer there:

spilled on holy ground

between the water and the blood.

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