Palmetto State Armory’s Second Amendment Poetry Contest
In Revelations darkness holsters light,
yet prophets see a speck of what it veils:
the oil beneath a distant frack, the swift
ascent of saved amid the Whac-A-Mole
of damned, the schedule of inflated fees
in the fine print, in the scoundrel a saint?
Does faith mimic the ammo of acorns
or the silencer of giardia?
Like snowflakes, do arms surrender their fire
when stroked by sunlight? Truth be told, I mess
my Bible up! By 18-something, Marx,
the commie, said day and night got so con-
fused folks had to consult the holy books.
Does dark precede the light or light the dark?