Monday, January 23, 2017


By routine operation of the law of sympathy
Every St. Anthony sooner or later has a pig.
Anthony of Padua's it was who, acting at the behest
Of an unknown client, thought by some to be God,
Determined that the escaped saints had gone to ground
New York. He was, as always, cautious, operating
In the shadows where an investigating pig
Can pass almost unnoticed. For the the rough stuff
He depended on Jerome's lion, while Sukey --
The closest thing to a bad girl of all Ursula's virgins --
Acted as his eyes and ears in Heaven. In Heaven
No one pays any attention to virgins.

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