Soldiers patrol Bethlehem now.
The Kaaba hosts no
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.