This was the moment when Before
Turned into After, and the future’s
Uninvented timekeepers presented arms.
This was the moment when nothing
Happened. Only dull peace
Sprawled boringly over the earth.
This was the moment when even energetic Romans
Could find nothing better to do
Than counting heads in remote provinces.
And this was the moment
When a few farm workers and three
Members of an obscure Persian sect.
Walked haphazard by starlight straight
Into the kingdom of heaven.
Merry Christmas to all!
– especially to my Big Guy who can’t be with us this year. He has been working 16 hour days clearing trees from hydro lines after the ice storm. I’m so proud of you, and I promise, I’ll make sure there’s lots of pumpkin pie when you do get here! xoxo