Piety Crucified

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Piety crucified itself
Duty impaled on a cross
Martyr to self devotion
Wan smile of
Simpering religiosity
It hung, postponing
Resurrection
Behind pallid smile
Glint of evil eye
Devotion cloaked
In hypocritical vestments
Souls’ investments
Banked for fragile ego
Condemned by fruit and serpents
When self grown strong
Sought to take piety down
It shrieked unholy profanities
And called on God to witness
Itstortured godliness
And phony piousness
But God was unimpressed
For God, having once been
Crucified
Is unimpressed by duplicates
And is perplexed by piety,
Tortured godliness, and
Fetishes for

Crucifixes.

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