Easter at the Nursing Home

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Contributor: Donal Mahoney

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When bread
is this good
a morsel

will suffice
and when wine
is this good

a sip is enough
for the wraiths
and specters

coming toward
the altar now
on crutches

in wheel chairs

the last Easter
some of them
will know

as they await
a resurrection
of their own.

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Donal Mahoney lives in St. Louis, Missouri.


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