The allusions to the Bible continue in the last stanza. Although he has reached home safely, his prison experience prevents Soyinka from appreciating the love and comfort of his family. Anxiety that he will return to prison fills Soyinka, who fears that "Usurpers hand [his] cup at every/ Feast a last supper". The cup in the poem, represents the ordeal of imprisonment, as it represented Christ's destiny, when he exclaimed the night before his capture, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will but as you will" (Mathew 26:37). Soyinka demonstrates clearly the devastating effects of his imprisonment by relating his distrust of human beings, even his family: he cannot even trust his family, lest he becomes like Christ, whose own disciple betrayed him. The years in prison stripped him of the ability to trust and love, thereby leaving him an empty shell of a man, doomed to live in constant fear and suspicion. For him, the journey home has led, not to recover of happiness, but rather to emotional death.