Are we really that far gone?
In this time and place
the darkness of a human
overshadows the light
and covers us in shame.
Many despair this darkness
as they try to make sense
of the trite words being tossed
at the expense of another soul.
You shall love God and neighbor
unless that neighbor is different
and then you look to denigrate
while the crowds cheer raising their thumbs
feeling vindicated without knowing
they have sold their own souls
for the price of thirty pieces.