Adoption (A New Birth)
Somewhere across town, or the universe
an angel laughs, points, nudges his neighbor,
Christ is born.
Another heart by divine intercourse
cracks open, locks torn—
finds the bundle of Love left
parked upon the heart’s threshold;
receives Him whole, rocks in absolute wonder,
cradling heaven’s delight.
Stars wink back and forth.
A horn sounds, songs erupt.
Tears of joy splatter un-checked
wet the Boy, God’s Son
nestled snug within His new found home.
His hand visible, waving, tells all,
come, gather round, meet the newest
member of the holy family.
Darlene Moore Berg