Poems of the Week


by Alex Steelsmith

“From the rubble of a ruined church, Pope Francis led prayers for victims of war in Iraq’s battle-scarred city of Mosul on Sunday, as part of a historic visit intended to bring solace to a Christian community that the Islamic State militant group tried to wipe out.”
The Seattle Times

Holy-oh moly-oh,
Jorge Bergoglio
stood in the ruins and
prayed for his flock,

knowing that churches have
even when built on a
rock in Iraq.