510 - Kamloops

Kamloops was not the banality
of evil as Hannah Arendt described
but evil at its worst infamy.
Hieronymous Bosch monsters derided

the Indian body and set the tropes
of Hell loose on confiscated youngsters.
so much for the Pachamama pope
who will not suppress religious gangstas

even now as a belated sentence.
civilisation is a mass grave
and ruin in a place that makes no sense.
priests and nuns thought oblivion would save

them from the Law - and infinity of grace.
crime so great - Caesar struggles with the case.

Woodford Halse
30 May 2021

I refer to the mass grave at the former Catholic residential school for young Indians in British Columbia, Canada.