Advent Calendar

The Shepherds
Godfrey Rust • read by Shirley van der Bijl

It was done plainly enough.
The night sky was a perfect billboard,
the sound effects spectacular. 

Only a few were awake
and in the right place
at the right time when heaven, 
unable to contain its amazement any longer,
spilled out momentarily into earth
and explained itself. 

The message was clear as day
but his timing was, as always, surprising,
and the show ran 
for one performance only.

© Godfrey Rust,

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