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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Our Uniom

Survey on the State of the Union:

Will you shake hands with a man on a cross?
Click your heels, salute, bow slightly?
Will you commiserate his loss
Holding your hat in hand politely?

Would you welcome whole Gethsemanes of grief
That you might show us your rich handkerchief?
A broken shoe-lace frets you, makes you pause
Along your way to being Santa Claus.

Our faith fought for at home and at Tramissene,
Our faith prayed for and paid for in the Garden—
(Do you see all polarize to the graph-machine?
Feel the statistics harden.)

Ernest Sandeen.


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