Poetry

Paul Lake: Saving Jesus

Saving Jesus “BrickHouse Security saves Jesus for 8th year in a row, offers free GPS tracking of nativity scenes and holiday displays.”   Somehow escaping The sharp eye Of angels, shepherds, And magi,   Thieves snatch the infant From the crèche To spirit God off In the flesh.   Clearly, it’s The thieves’ intent To massacre The innocent   Like Herod In the dark of night, Forcing parents To take flight.   To empty Christmas Of the Christ Would seem the purpose Of the heist—   Unless the abject And forlorn Hijack the babe To feel newborn   Themselves, and…

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