Don't Bother the Romans
by Jeffrey C. Alfier

    _________________-- Jerusalem, c. AD 36
    Traduce the Temple and the Law --
    that Unapproachable Fire.
    Your fierce faith distilled their poison:
    who cannot reason, grabs the stone;
    smashes eloquent mouth and eye
    made blind for the truce that is sleep.
    Through your flesh now ungathering,
    forgive incredulous killers...


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