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Apple Frastus

Frastus in the Garden
in his snakeskin suit
hawking apples.

Frastus on the holy tree,
good thief and bad thief
and Savior

Frastus the Centurion
thrusting with his spear.

Frastus the Apostle
burying the body
like a precious treasure
or a hidden impulse.

Which of these
if any
is the real Frastus?

Or are they all?

Not even Frastus knows
the answer to that one,
and he has been there
and back.

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