The lights are on in your great glass house
but there’s nothing there to see.
Your eyes are glued to the man next door,
face pressed against his window in a gruesome caricature,
bulging against the panes, lashes wet with lust and your palms
to the cross
you wear like a brace
to straighten out
and the holes bleed out, slick sweat and muddy feet and the ones below
from the filthy wounds
like turning vomit
You are the keeper of everything;
you are the arbiter of every
and your disciples gather close and wait
for the baptism to start.