Satan Has Hollowed the World


Soldiers patrol Bethlehem now.


The Kaaba hosts no

circumambulating mustati.


The Ganges’ bathes

in its own sin and ash

releasing no Moksha.


The Vatican quarantines

even  its Cardinals as

The Pope holds mass

to an empty St. Peter’s Square.


In Chicago, a 7-year-old girl named Heaven,

will not die today, not become

the most expensive candy in the world,

as her mother watches her, the miracle of today,

walk all alone by herself to a closed sweet shop.