Beam, mixed media, 2012, figure about 4” tall

(background video recorded in Morgan Hill, CA)

Well, if Jesus had lived would he still build with wood,

An ex-con parolee finding work framing rough?

Let the carpenter raise the cross beam high above

The bridegroom who spills life on the ground. Amen.

The walls of the temple are torn down to atone,

The posts of the prison break apart to release,

The beams of the suburb fall away to forgive

But the ladder of angels descends, again.