Sebastian Schloessingk


God parted his fingers upon
the (flat screen of the) Earth
and drew up mountains,
for scrutiny.
But it was from down in the caves
that Christ The Speleologist
was borne out at last
into the air. Having suffered

a rockfall onto the head
2 km into the network
Riesending. And been rescued
by seven hundred in chains
or teams over eleven days.

Wrapped and bearded on his stretcher
and motionless and face up
he came out. Lifted from the deep
Cross of Tunnel and Cave
by a throng (with sky behind)
in his upward absorptive eyes.