Monday, June 11, 2012

POEM: Black Market

line by line,
the taxman fishes
the bishop's website
for contraband

to make sure the pastor
doesn't fleece the public
by taking a stand

it's an illicit traffic
in subversive ideas
that must remain in
the duty-free zone

this peripheral trade
in the parochial ghettos
may only service
private credos

and operate under
liberal shadows