Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Patron Saint of Librarians & Wheel Makers

A beautiful myth— the burning library
your shattering touch demanding answer
from the men binding your half, a slackening

thought destruction appears on the local scale
brights & ball peen hammer, cutting past coherence,
now broken hub & spoke angering him that

condemns you, while smoke writes an argument which
you proud in faith reject, not hearing the scrolls
hissing and the shelves, like your life, unburdened.