This is a poem/reflection on the coming of John the Baptist. It plays on the idea of him being the "greatest" (Matt 11:11) or "best man", preparing the way for the "groom" that is Jesus.

The Best Man appears,
looking ragged and rustic,
getting the place ready for the Groom.

His life speaking volumes
as he champions a new kind of baptism,
a new straight road to forgiveness.

A watery change of life,
a clean and fresh beginning,
as the drops of the old fall away.