Friday, January 10, 2014

Troubling Witness

Year A - Baptism of “the Lord” - Beloved
January 12, 2014

Troubling Witness

if I could
I surely would
prevent Jesus
from baptism

I could just tell
this one was going to be
trouble
with a capital T

I’d say oh no
it is I 
who should be
baptized by you

and sure enough
he was trouble
and I was
in trouble

cousin
or no cousin
my disciples
became his

I lost them
I lost my head
with Herodias
and lost my head

see how things
have come
to a pretty pass
I do declare

G*D shows no partiality
we all journey blind
from beloved to wilderness
baptizer to martyr

there is no benefit
to telling the truth
other than
telling the truth

and the truth
beloved ye be
in season and out
witness so


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