Written by Cody Adams

Who tore iron gates off hellish hinges?
Who bent glowing bars
with cool, clenched fists?
Whose divine stare
eclipsed flame-thrown gaze?
Whose bruised heels tread tortuous
paths in barren-black void?
Whose victory shriek drowned out
accusations hurled?
Who now waits in paces, poised?

The Christ.

Cody Adams is a high school teacher living in Toronto, Ont. with his wife, Nichelle. His writing has appeared in Ekstasis, Heart of Flesh, and Forefront Festival, among others.