by Jack Hoehn, December 17, 2014:  Dear Readers,

Christ-mas is a religious
celebration of sacrifice, a mass.

Whilst Christ’s enwombed birth
elevated and ennobles our species
as nothing else does,

It is His life relinquished to cleanse human sin

That warms with dark red saltiness

The coldest days and darkest nights of our winters.

Merry Christ-mas,


Crucifixion Whitesel

by Kathie Whitesel