by Bill Yarrow
pictures a kneeling man in a monk's robe
lifting a naked beggar onto his shoulder
a bright light coming from the upper left
corner of the canvas attracts his attention
turning, he sees a winged dark-haired boy
in a gold dress stretch out his arm in aid
NO ONE CAN BE A BASTARD FOREVER!
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This poem appeared in Blue Fifth Review.
Thank you, Sam Rasnake and Michelle Elvy.
This poem appears in "The Lice of Christ" (MadHat Press 2014).