X - mess?

when you look at the
sugar-coated, chocolate-loaded, white-bearded red men
parading their reindeer-shaped motor-sleighs
on a neon-clad sky lit with jingle-bells
would you have guessed
this is supposed to mean that
Truth came down to the lying
Life came down to the dying
the Sun dwelt in a drop of rain
Love loved too much to keep from pain
do they tell you
that the voice which thundered all things into being
which whispered each tree
told the ocean to be
and sang every heartbeat of you and of me
was imprisoned in the wail of a helpless babe
in the cry of humanity's battle
do they teach us to say thank you
for sending us Eternity
encapsulated in a sperm cell?

December 1997