Tuesday 11 April 2023

Defend the Sky

by Nick Gisburne

For seven hundred years we’ve held the line.
The Horde has never wavered. Still, we wait.
The enemies who threatened the Divine
Are utterly, unquestionably late.
I mentioned this to Sentry 26,
Who split a circuit crafting his reply.
“Your doubts are part and parcel of their tricks.
Respect the Book. Look up. Defend the sky.”
“But what if war is found to be a fraud?”
I posted to a code-encrypted chat.
“We’re sitting on our metal mud flaps, bored.
They’re never coming. Choke your chips on that.”
    In truly unexpected, tragic news,
    The Automatic Pope has blown a fuse.