The quality of light: this, a piece
of late evening sky. How darkness
can shine: last of the sun, a first
breath of stars, a waxing moon.
Judas walks out of the small room
while they are still dining.
No one knows but Jesus
and his head is turned away.
But they can’t escape, these
protagonists, caught between
the ruby and green, the dark blue light,
the black bands of lead.