Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Some doubt that I speak truth
“Ten Saint Anthonys!” they scoff.
But think; over seven billion souls;
Ten Anthonys (eleven if you invite
Antoninus of Florence along).
Thus, seven hundred million people
Per Anthony, and that excludes
The clamorous dead, who have
Their own prayers. (There are tales,
Unconfirmed, of a St. Antonina.
Since I am half rumor myself
I sometimes see her, grey cloaked
Shopping in stores which closed
Years before I was born. You wouldn’t
Believe the bargains you can find there.)

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