Has anybody noticed that the pope
Never apologizes for the things
That he himself has done? Instead, the scope
Of the repentance crap he always flings
Only embraces others. Priests and kings—
And prophets too (we shouldn’t leave them out)—
Are sinners. So the Holy Spirit sings—
And so the sensible should also shout.
Bergoglio, though? The subject is in doubt.
His predecessors were the naughty guys.
His own flaws he declines to talk about.
He is supremely good, supremely wise.
He points the finger freely, then proceeds:
“Hey, I condemn their thoughts, their words, their deeds!”