The Three Magi

Three men star struck

Astrologers of great renown,

Following long roads, high mountains

Deserts red and black

On and on,

Knowing they would arrive.

The dromedary stumbled

A gift shifted its weight

A man sighed,

Three silk turbans wrapped heads

Looking upwards

Going west always westward.

Until the storm came

And the blizzard

Obliterated the star

But it was in their hearts;

They needed shelter,

They found a family birthing in a stable

They gave thanks for life.

The snow fell and silenced the world.