April 24, 2012

Desiderio Domini

It's said that in his twilight years
Saint Peter's eyes would fill with tears

There's a game I recall playing with rubber bands as a kid. It involved holding one end between your fingers, and giving the other end to a friend. We would then alternate taking steps backwards, flinching as the band stretched tighter and tighter. The thin strip of rubber would quiver under the pressure, until finally, it snapped.