Deborah DeNicola

Rookie - 31 Points (Richland, Washington)

John Baptizing Jesus

He must have been a sight,
barbaric hair, dilated eyes(prelude
to Herodias' still life on the platter)

They say he lived on wild honey and the long torsos
of locusts, that he dressed in fetid camel pelts
and rags and that he ranted

as if he had a finger in a messianic

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