Saints Alive

To test the patience of a saint,
detach the halo tenderly
but use it as an aerobie.

Question their staff,
present them with relics, and tape
the mumbo of their supplicants.

When are their days? Who claims
the pain of their patronage?
Whose shoes are they marching in?

Once these bring them to their knees,
they will not have a prayer.
Count their blessings like pencils.

From the book Looks Familiar