Baby Jesús

millions of music notes
and that many more
words wrote
as adoration;
please, tell us,
that it was not just

that Paul was not just
the ancient equivalent
of the modern-day
shopping mall salesman;

that Gethsemane was not
just an event for you to be
available for the cameras,
a failing of us, for which
you could hammer us;

that when the cock crowed
for Peter that morning,
that it was not just another
myth to ensure your adoring;

that when the stone was found
rolled back quite a way,
that it was not just your plan
for added media play;

oh, and happy birthday:
Feliz Navidad, Jesús.

hey, wait, weren't you
a Palestinian?

December 22, 2009.

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