Clarinet Carols

Great Conductor,

The cotton candy carols on the radio

sing of your Sweet Son.

The department stores

swell with bright bows, packages,

and perfectly proportioned pine trees.

I’ve found Your Advent

more like a new clarinetist

playing through a carol–

Some measures full of melody

while others squeak into existence.

Remind me to listen for You

in the squeaks and silence.

Amen.

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