During the Russian Revolution
When they killed The Tzar and his family
The three children survived the firing squad unharmed
Because they each had a pound and a half of diamonds sewn into their shirts
That’s the problem with miracles
Everybody wants more than one
Nate Maxson is a writer and a performance artist. He is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently The Age Of Jive from Red Dashboard Press. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.