But He was pierced for our offenses,…. And by His wounds we are healed. — from Isaiah 53:5

I never knew a rose

could bleed, 

that the pliant

petals could be 


by the thorns,

and I wonder

at the piercing

love necessary

for protection,

so that the tender

bud in beauty’s

bloom unfolds.

—C.L. Fisher, June 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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