a holiday poem
by Aaron Scott

you can:
send the Mother of God fleeing across borders,
lock her out at the gates,
bomb the manger,
hunt the children for sport,
raise them in an open air prison,
lock the messiah up for disorderly conduct
and lynch him,
put three generations of resistance
in the ground.

it does not matter–
rome falls.
rome always falls.
empires crumble.
that is all they know
how to do,
is kill God and collapse.

so why don’t you try
something new.


About aaron

Catechist at Chaplains on the Harbor.
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