PADDED PEWS FOR THE AFFLUENT
A beggar at the rich man’s door
is not so easy to ignore.
But what if Lazarus lies curled
on the other side of Dives’ world?
In cracks in the pavement lettuce grows
not far from where they eat grass, too
in cities bombed and besieged as shows
of what could strike any local crew
caught up in the end-times battle
discreetly hid from pious people
amid the “neo-Modernist prattle”
gleaned by wise owls parked in the steeple.
Sheep who faithfully follow shepherds
are not good at becoming leopards
when wolves parade with a purloined crook.
Few seem to have studied the right book!
note; line 11 comes from LANDMARKS IN THE FOG by Christopher Ferreira
By Crusader Will