Hand of God

Our partying about the hall
was stopped by writing on the wall.
That awful hand mysteriously
wrote words we didn’t care to see.
Daniel told our heads of state—
The kingdom’s over; it’s too late.

A version of this previously appeared in Poet’s Corner.

If you’ve ever wondered where the phrase “writing on the wall” comes from, see Daniel 5.

Autumn Around Lake Haigler, Fort Mill, SC
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