bill costley

Rookie - 272 Points (May 21,1942 / Salem MA usa)

The Last Pope - Poem by bill costley

The Last Pope

Disgraced
beyond endurance,
The Last Pope
writes his resignation
in invisible ink
on virgin vellum,
so that as he writes it,
nothing appears.

He smiles at the efficiency
of The Holy Spirit that
reads all, erases all.

Ritually, he drops the sheet
into a flaming brazier.
These illegible words
appear & disappear:
Consummatum est.

(31 MAR 10, Santa Clara CA) v4


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 18, 2010


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