Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Triptych: For a Melting Snowman


To his right
the deaf

the blind
to his left

and Christ with
a lamb in his arms.

              We regret to inform you that your son

To his right
the dead

blind
to the red

              letter edition.

To his right
the dread

left
unsaid

Christ with
a pained expression.

              And there appeared a bright star

To his right

              The shepherds kept their watch

To his left

              And Billy and Tommy and Prissy and Jen

could not put
poor Jesus

together                       again.

(first publication)


Update:
“Triptych: For a Melting Snowman” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

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