What is it that becomes incarnate?
Is it a story stitched together
around oppression's political hopes
and the birth of a child?
Is it respectability for a suspect conception?
Or is it PR spin for a new religion
that needed God to be born
in order to keep up with the emperor?
Perhaps these things. Who knows?
But mostly what becomes incarnate is love
woven out of seductive stories
that keep hope alive in dark times.
As the story goes,
so reality becomes.
And perhaps this is God with us
after all, which the Child shows and tells.
© 2012 Tess Lockhart. All rights reserved.