The Devil Left Crying

Like the hub of a wheel
  reality turns

Each spoke a religion
  a doctrine that churns

Christians and Buddhists
  spread out to the rim

Jews and then Muslims
  attached deep within

The wheel turns in circles
  as spokes never touch

Each message turns blindly
  to act as a crutch
 
Until craters dismantle
  ….the wheel breaking free

To sink in exclusion
  all truth to be seen

Spokes pile and mix
  lying dead on the ground

The devil left crying
  —salvation unbound

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2018)
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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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