The agitator rises before God
and the audience, performs
his cleansing without strings,
woodwinds or Brillo
and topples the house.
Upstaged, the comic, accustomed
to doing nothing, launches
off his edge profane missiles,
incendiary tracers, scatter-shot,
aiming to rend the trigger mouth
and other mouths to gurgle blood.
Eyes divert from the stage to train
on the blessed show back and forth.
Eyes tear in elation.
Voices scream "thumbs down!"
House spots dart at dark figures
like light sabers.
Keith Moul's poems and photos are published widely. Finishing Line Press released a chap called The Future as a Picnic Lunch in 2015.