The legacy of betrayal that started before
Judas Iscariot is bound to endure
for centuries to go.
I think of St. Benedict and the noble crow
that snatched the poison those brethren sowed
in his dairy food.
And the Templars who observed their chivalric codes
were arrested and tortured in the name of the Lord
by a treacherous pope.
Entire countries are habitually sold
for their possessions of gas or gold
by rapacious rogues.
And monogamy, whose veil is ripped and torn,
is daily ravished by lechery’s thorns
to propagate divorce.