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Dogs 2015

VIRGIN BIRTH
(12/25/15)


there
would have been
a lot
of blood

really
a lot

to suffer
post hoc
the loss
of virginity
to God
concurrently
with the expulsion
of the Christ
child

certainly
a somewhat
cataclysmic breach
for a young woman

then add
the Holy Ghost
factor

and you
have to figure
about three times
the blood
of a usual
birth

the manger
must have been
quite
the sanguinary
scene

yet
we never see
a nativity presentation
with a preponderance
of red

as if
a supreme being
might have mistaken
the gravity
of assuming
human form

expecting
to walk
the earth
without getting
any of us
on him

no

an all knowing
trinity
would realize
that they were
stepping off
into the middle
of a mess

only
a Christian edit
would postscript
some housekeeping

a whitewash

at least Santa
sports
the appropriate
shade
of the season

hard truth
as usual
best expressed
as fiction