Monday, April 9, 2018

What's become of mortification?

A kind of glee that's felt
upon a discovery of proofs
of a prejudicial suspicion, 
mortification has not only
seen better days, it's had
better exemplars than our
knights of belligerent re-
ligion, locked in embrace
with the new American gov-
ernment. We all prefer to
look the other way, even
mortifying as the spectac-
le must be, aesthetically;
for mortification, without
its ration of delight, is
championing only its lust.

Jose Wickert