XI February A.D. MMXIII

XI February A.D. MMXIII

like walking the line
tense enough to support
the yoke of rock you carry
while praying
the line does not rupture
with your weight added
as the line continues
stretching from one bolt
of lightning
striking the Cross
atop the globe atop the dome
supported by Saint Peter’s Basilica
through the thunder
following a second bolt
of lightning that rattles
the stained glass window
that repaired the window
shattered by a bomb blast
in the wars of men’s sins