From The Hundredfold
In honor of Passiontide, we’ve done two dramatic monologues from my book-length poem, The Hundredfold. Last week, just before Palm Sunday, the speaker was Bartimaeus the man born blind, recalling his past life, thinking about the present, and remembering the tremendous day when his eyes were opened at last. This week, the speaker is Saint Peter, on Good Friday, after he denied that he even knew Jesus, and the cock crowed, and Peter remembered what Jesus said he would do, and he went out of the city and wept bitterly.
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