Originally posted 4/16/2016.
Radio preacher, how you talk —
lips looser than Lucifer’s,
spitting hate from a so-called
Christian face. Your God forgot
to put a muzzle on your judgment
when He laid His manly paw
upon you. Are you insisting
He was perfect at the craft
and this is — YOU are —
are as good as it can get?
Are you really your God’s
best selling point, making claims
for your own humility before Him
even as you aggrandize yourself?
Get gone, sticky fingered priest,
knife tongue pastor, pope
of nighttime rope, saint
of burning necklace, deacon
of past prejudice and future petrified heart,
congregant in the church of bending love
into daggers and handcuffs, bishop of murder
under the high altar; your game is
looser than Lucifer’s,
who did not hide his dark hatreds
behind a Cross, who at least owned his pride
at not being in the slightest way
anything like God.