Kellaura Johnson is a senior in the M.Div. program. Kellaura and her husband come to Seminary of the Southwest from the Diocese of Texas.
After the angels left
The shepherds went down to Bethlehem.
After the presents were ripped open
I went for a walk.
After the dazzle of morning sun on fresh snow
The afternoon sun lingered behind the clouds.
After eight days
They took him to be circumcised.
After the first day of Christmas blasts through
The next eleven drop past me, like pine needles to the floor.
After the dazzle
Life begins anew.