fetch to the sea for a sole
what, do you think, you are like to find in its mouth?
drachmae for the temple tax?

more like to find baited hooks
the Pharisees’ tongue-traps for the fisher of souls
gill-nets for the gullible

but make no mistake about this
we shall give no offense and we shall pay the tax
and they shall pay too… oh yes

About Greg Wright

I have worn many hats as a writer and editor over the years. Unlike my scholarly and journalistic work from the "old days" at Hollywood Jesus, Past the Popcorn, or SeaTac Blog, the writing here is of a more overtly personal and spiritual nature. I hope it provokes you as much as it provokes me.
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One Response to Poser

  1. Greg Wright says:

    The reference here is obvious. Peter reflects using an ancient Hebrew poetic form, the “Hebeku.”

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