The floor was alive with writhing serpentine bodies
as the Queen stepped up to her altar
and began her dance of worship.
knocked three times
on the portrait of St. John
and waited for the Queen’s signal.
Yes, it was St. John’s Eve,
but all this ritual just to order a Voodoo Doughnut?
June 24 is the religious celebration of St. John's nativity. An event created in the seventh century by Christendom in an effort to place a Christian brand on the pagan summer solstice celebration. All a part of that era's Christian plan to convert as many pagans as possible. Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau began a tradition of practicing voodoo rituals on St. John's Eve. A tradition that continues today in New Orleans.
Oh my God....I just gave historical background on a 55. I may have read one too many posts by the G-Man himself. For shame.
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