midnight birth-day

by Shawn Allen

midnight birth-day
today will come a new thing
full of import
an awe-full child will be born
storm filled horizon
thunder calls out the child’s name
born open-eyed
to see the bold lightning flash
speaking, with words
and new legends on his lips
on new-born tongue
languages before unknown
the calendars
and anniversaries lie
in their stale tombs
these chains of time are broken
midnight birth-day
toady is born a new child
this awe-full babe
son of the coming tempest

(c) Shawn D. Allen