I am Jesus

she said

I await magi and shepherds

My manger will receive them

May the heavens direct
and my scriptures inform

I shall commune with royalty
and be mindful of those who tend sheep

In all this, know who I am

Know that I
am your leading star

she said

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Did you hear that sound?
the crunch of gravel
the gentle smoker's cough
held in            almost nullified

No wonder you turn
to yourself
planks nailed tight
against your shoulders
so sleepy

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