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John the Baptist

By Steven Gulvezan

Beyond the Jordan he was baptizing in those days.
Hair shirt and eating of the wild honey –
Loins clad in locusts he created quite a buzz.
Small animals approached and nibbled his toes.
These were ferrets, mind you, but he didn’t mind.
All was holy, and peaceful, and wise –
The words of the prophets bit his tongue.

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