Thursday, June 19, 2014

His Holy Shame

According to a CNN caption
that was on-screen
for about thirty seconds

"Pope has gained
weight in office"
showing that even male leaders

with influence
over one billion people

are subject to unwarranted
body speculation
if only briefly

so leave Francis alone.

Besides it being none
of our business anyway

for all we know
(and there's a lot
that's surprised us already
about the Pontifex)

he may also be incubating
the Second Coming of Christ
and we must show Him

that this world
for all its troubles

is in fact
a nice one.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.