Virtue to the sinner is of no value to the saint (a poem)

Bonus round—inspired by a phrase (‘strangely lighted year’) from e-mail received today from Ruby Throat… In this strangely lighted year, my eyes have been closed far too often— or I have found myself looking in other directions because straight ahead was too horrifying to contemplate. Strands of Xmas lights line the square, a visible attempt [...]