Saints Be Praised

“If we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we’d all been better off,”

he told the newspaper. “We’ll get the hemp ropes out, loop them over a tall limb and
hang all of them. These are socialist-communists
we’re talking about . . . the ignorant,

the uneducated, and the simple-minded people.”
…………………………—Editorial, Democrat-Reporter, Linden Alabama, Feb, 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a

good lynching where I may choke the life
out of my fear and vent my rage at god
by the torture of the powerless
and still maintain the approbation of my
peers who also can only be appeased
by the torture of innocents.

Still, in some blithe pits of Alabama and the like,
little of spirit has changed since Golgotha,
saints be praised.
Jim Culleny