While Financiers Assisi

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Contributor: Donal Mahoney

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Mind you, now, my brethren,
the Scriptures never claim
one day all whores will Magdalene
and disbelievers Paul

and you will never find in Scripture
a single verse that claims
one day all thieves will Dismas
outside the castle gate

while financiers Assisi
inside those castle walls,
their sharkskin suits in tatters,
their eyes, their tin cups up.

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Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, Missouri.


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