Two Births

BASIN of myrrh for Pharaoh’s child,
BAWDY celebration of succession.
REEDY hiding place, by contrast: a basket.
VIGIL from the bank, every breath the celebration here.

Stopover on Mt. Nebo

FATAL end inevitably arrives, yet cannot speak the final word.
REEDY shore spares a boy for future task and still the journey ends at Nebo’s judgment
POINT, promised land beheld, but barred. Divine
REHAB, shaming death, will raise him to a greater promise.