Back Pocket Book Entry 9


Praise and blasphemy

firebomb

all the Churches

as many a Roma

find themselves

caught up in hustle

knowing

only sleight of hand

and a little

superstition

will bring money

 

and stave off

the jack-boots.

* * *

Every city has a temple

treated like Dresden

by local con-men

pimps and paupers.

And some even have schools

spit upon

by poets

and singers

denied the riches

they always heard

about.

 

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