Crimson Stain

Carrying its own upon its back
     the promised Scarlet Worm
          attaches itself to a tree firm,
               laying its eggs there
                    and then dies,
Turning a dark crimson
     and staining the wood beneath
          where it hung,
And from the body left
     a scarlet fluid is extracted
          and used for desired coloring
               of selected fabric and thread.

Colossians 1:20
Revelation 5:9
Revelation 7:14

by J Alan R
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