They brought spices

The women who watched him died brought spices

Brought spices to do what they could not do on the Friday

Prepare his body for burial

Had they slept at all that Saturday, as they mourned for all they had lost?

Loss of hope

loss of dreams

loss of their Lord

is that why they came to the garden so early

they could not sleep.

So they went to the tomb, at sunrise, at the beginning of a new week

bringing spices with them

worried how they would roll the stone away