The Gargoyle

It hunches in its stone-wrapped wings:
Doctor Faust
never saw demons such as this one.
It’s hard to protect its perch these days—
even the pigeons are insolent,
and people too often forget
that someone is watching.

It is an unforgiving creature
but hardly spiteful;
surveying dourly its little kingdom
of liars.

Quisto custodiet
ipsos custodes? 

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