Tale as old as time …
The little girl who was the Bethlehem star
in our Christmas pageant
two years ago
who led the magi on their wandering,
bright in her Belle dress
from Beauty and the Beast,
and then was held high by her mother
over the manger where the Christ-child lay —
has been deported.
There are so many modern Herods,
and the centurions of ICE
break down the doors of children still,
while there is
a rareness in traveling of wisdoms.
Journey well, little girl whom I baptized,
and please remember —
wherever your mother holds you,
there the Christ child is.