Making the tomb secure

How strange

for Pilate to be so frightened of riots

of an uprising

he would order the tomb sealed and a guard placed in duty before it

what about the other two who were crucified on that hill?

Was Jesus such a threat?

To the power of Rome

to the powers of the world?

This man

who cried in anguish and pain

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me.”

who was abandoned, too, by most of his followers

except the women

and Joseph of Arimathea

how was Jesus such a threat to the powers of the world

when he was so, so abandoned

dead and buried