Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Please read Luke 11:5-13

in the rustle of children
shaking presents,
in the hustle of kittens
scrambling up trees,
you stealthily tunnel
your way under the

tossing all the traditional
marches in the shredder,
you collaborate
with the choir director,
composing a simple
oratorio for this night,
stressing that 'the tenors
are going to have to
reach that high note'

cup in hand,
you worm your way
through the office party,
touching us on the
subtly cracking the
of our frozen hearts,
to slip the still warm
loaves inside.

Saboteur of our weary years,
bringing the Gift we need.

(c) 2009 Thom M. Shuman

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