(an epiphany sans wise men)
journeyed, followed their Star.
Believers obeyed its credo.
Proud Boys, MAGA, QAnon.
the only One,
shined the Star, who is Worthy.
Go to the stable, drive out the shepherds.
Radically inspired, they did.
G*****it, they did.
About the Poem
My anger at the insurrectionists and the deniers inspired this. Each stanza is a Pensee form.
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About the Author
Joanne Kennedy Frazer is a retired peace and justice director and educator for faith-based organizations at state, diocesan, and national levels. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, journals, and e-zines. Five of her poems were placed into a song cycle, titled Resistance, by composer Steven Luksan, and performed in Seattle and Durham. Her chapbook, Being Kin, (Creation Rising) was published in 2019. She lives in Durham, NC.