Unwise Blood

by flammeusgladius

Unwise Blood



What? Did she say things activists today
Forbid? Another problem: she could write—
Unlike, say, Ta-Nehisi Coates. The sight
Of crafted prose, that deftly-chiseled way
With words: it makes lame wokesters want to flay
An author till the author screams. Their spite
Knows no restraint. Hard truth is brought to light—
And idiots see darkness on display.
Therefore, she’ll be erased. Her books must burn.
Post mortem, such a gal must have such luck.
If once our culture commissars discern
A deviation, then you’re toast. Don’t buck
The trend! Another lesson we can learn:
The Jesuits interminably suck.



–Tom Riley


American writer Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) with her book 'Wise Blood' 1952


(Loyola University cancels Flannery O’Connor.)