. Unholy Orders for defrocked priest Frank Pavone I heard disturbing news: Pope Francis fired a priest For preaching pro-life views To save some of the least, Against unholy orders From bishops from on high. His empty priestly quarters Just leave me asking why. For priests and bishops who Preach baby-hating ways And heresies anew, Pope Francis gives them praise. It’s like he’s helped molesters And killers live in ease And arrested teenage jesters For toilet-papering trees. . . Joshua C. Frank works in the field of statistics and lives near Austin, Texas. His poetry has also been published in the Asahi Haikuist Network.