With a flourish of trumpets, pipes and drums, King GarGar and Queen Pirouette appeared on the balcony to greet their adoring subjects. It was the second year of their assumption of power and they were as popular as ever. Their eyes sparkled more brightly than the diamonds in their golden crowns. Holding hands, they acknowledged the crowds by waving with their free hands. To the delight of the people, Queen Pirouette was heavily pregnant. To an outside observer, the King and Queen gave every appearance of being deleriously happy.
Severn River at Jonas Green Park, Annapolis MD, December 10, 2019. For Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere challenge.
Hail, Holy Queen! Our light, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee to we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy upon us, and show to us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus Christ. Amen.