Slapfest

by flammeusgladius

Slapfest

 
The people’s pope is slapping people back.
“You need to learn to keep your distance, bitch!”
Yes, much like Christ, he goes on the attack.
His peevishness is limitless and rich.
Affection from a little Asian witch
Is something that he knows he doesn’t need—
And, if she irritates, he’ll scratch that itch
With prejudice extreme. So let her heed!
He’s fighting corporations and their greed.
He’s fighting climate change with all his might.
With vast plans he’s determined to proceed—
So so-called “pilgrims” really have no right
To seize his glorious and papal hand.
People? They’re what the people’s pope can’t stand.

 
–Tom Riley

 

Pope Slap