Whores and lepers. Sheep shit and fish guts. The real gospel is gritty. The real Jesus is dirty, naked, and unashamed of his great, humiliating sacrifice for those willing to accept such an inglorious, less than glossy delivery, which was not heralded on expensive card stock, which may not have occurred on December 25th. But it was the first Noel.
after 400 years of silent waiting
© 2014 Jennifer Wagner
trying my hand at tanka prose for carpe diem: christmastime