The Pope is fallible,
he's a human being.
The Pope is malleable,
he's a creative being.
The Pope is flexible,
not a dictator
or absolute despot.
The Pope is deniable,
he's voted in,
he's like anyone else,
just look at his skin!
Quietly, parents stuff them like elves
in the back and front seats
of the car, kissing them gently.
Other folks wave as little ones
wave back from the school bus seat
off to a fate scarcely imagined.
Not long ago in history,
the Maya wrote of a change
in the world order, the root uprooted,
earth turned on its pole, a tilting
of axis, scarcely imagined magic.
Skip to the present wished for fantasy
of peace everlasting to rule the race,…
We are Malala
A small girl who took one small step
but made a great leap forward exposed
on a hospital bed after taking the mouth of a gun
to the temple of her head, the shrine of reason
which radiates love and peace
to willing participants in the play of fate.
This body stands the test of time,
outlasting any scripture her Father ever wrote,
given in sacrifice, payment for the price
of ignorance and brute…Continue