of these monumental
diary-like stone crosses
telling of their ways and days
in secretive symbols
What they suggest or ask of us
cannot be passed by.
Thankfully today's minds
have the abilities to translate
into modern language such ancient meanings
and unravel the tangled links between centuries.
These short story telling crucifixes
will remain forever
allowing us to look back through their openings
into the hard unjust existences of long ago
Succinct strange inscriptions
in shapes of birds
entwined with serpents
entwined with flowers
entwined with celestial bodies
undisclosed until now.
Statements showing such considerations
for the future
that they could be interpreted as love.