Cleansing the temple

Christ, cleanse our temple courts
where money changes hands
to purchase  sacrificial lambs
offered on the high altar
hymned with thoughts and prayers
and the black sheep, tethered,
set aside for the devotions of
white-robed acolytes, while
mourners shuffle ceaseless intercessions
through a side door, out of sight

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