Epiphany, that sacred day
the Magi’s beacon led the way
to witness royalty that lay
in Baby Jesu.

The virgin birth’s a fragile myth,
an ancient bulky monolith—
irrelevant—yet teeming with

For only when the trappings dim
can rebirth rise above the rim
of rigid views to welcome Him,
The Christ Within.


  2019 Mary Boren

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