Carrion Church

Des Killian

See no evil 
looming high above 
beady black and vacant eye 
watching the world decay 
as they wait idly by 
Hear no evil 
piercing screeches, church bells toll 
words written in red unheard 
auriculars or willful ignorance 
covering their ears 
Speak no evil 
preachers spew vile 
while gossips whisper and leer 
condemning the innocent 
Do no evil 
feathery palms black 
with misdeeds 
sweep their sins away 
every lovely Sunday 
Vultures sit atop the parapets 
as birds of prey file inside the pews