Parchment messianic prognostications
Cryptic words about darkness
Some bit about flight
The suggestion of a blackbird savior
For many times, the people suffered
They sinned, repented, and crops burned
The small boy never showed his wings
Skin the color of night on his shoulders
Then one day, he spoke, this prophet
And silenced all, bringing the harvest back
Until they were freed and then killed him.
JD DeHart has appeared in Eye on Life Magazine, Starline, The Commonline Journal, and Aoife’s Kiss, among other publications. His blog is spinrockreader.blogspot.com.