nothing crueller than loving and being loved by a prophet

i.
she lives in futures cities
and distant memories;
she speaks in rhyme
and thinks in song
(in hymn)
(in psalm).

ii.
she sees mountains crumble
and empires topple;
she dreams of ruins
and hopes for rain
(for divinity)
(for faith).

iii.
she believes in salvation
and righteous indignation;
she rages at gods
and smirks at false idols
(false prophets)
(false disciples).

iv.
she loves as an afterthought
and yet forethought;
she worships heavens
and appreciates you
(accepts you)
(forgets you).

v.
she saves sinners;
you kill God.

—  nothing crueller; sr