Another Advent

Love encounters humanity
With arrival of the divine;
Love transforms humanity
With breath of the divine;
Love completes humanity
With death of the divine.

But when humanity fades,
Stripped of the non-essentials,
Love lingers on, expectant
In the dust of middle space,
Half dead, crumbling clay,
Awaiting fresh creation
And rebirth of Bethlehem's child,
To bathe heaven and earth in love.

November 2014