Poetry

Awaiting the Birth

Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. John 20:23 Advent, what does it mean? It means get ready. Take a tot of rum if you must, to steady hand and voice before you go to the altar, leading the ass you are by its greasy halter. Advent, what does it mean? It means Isaiah, it means witnessing (you are the pariah), it means cleansing your soul before the coming of Jesus, well before the fifes and drumming. It means searching your conscience, means confession to one ordained by…

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