If you can’t beat your enemy on the ground of truth
smear him with tar from the pit of lies.
Disfigure his right image – replace it
with one that looks bizarre.
Exaggerate his features until they look deformed
and bear little resemblance to the way he was born.
Little, but not none – just enough
so that those who see him can still recognize
who it was that your lies have transformed.
In short, assassinate him in caricature.
They said Jesus was a glutton and a drunk
when in fact he ate with sinners and turned water into wine.
And worse, later, they said he was a blasphemer,
when he was the Son of God.