7-30 Son Day

The Church universal teached Christ’s cross defeated the Evil One. But:


Old Nick’s Joke


To the world, Satan is a joke—

A creature of mythology,

Rising from liturgical smoke,

Credible as astrology.


Satan—and Zeus and Jupiter,

Earth Mother and hammer-held Thor—

A projection of fangs and fur.

(The “beast” schoolboys’ killed with gore.)


The Rover views landscapes of Mars.

A man beheads for all to see.

No answer comes from silent stars.

Old Nick loves anonymity.