Poetry

August 24, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Reuters photo

 

By

Stefanie Bennett

 

 

 

Myrrh & Misdemeanour

 

Pope Francis

 

 

Outside the roadside chapel

The gaggle

Of constellations

In the lap

Of the chair

With 3 bowed legs

Is a hard-wired

On-the-money

Talking point for

 

The – intrepid

Holy Ghost.

 

The – wonky

Bifocals.

 

The – snowed upon

Newspapers

And all.

 

 

 

 

 

Lexigraphy Paste-Up

 

US Mid-term Election

 

 

She said

 

“Trash is for

The lesser God’s

Keeper.”

 

He reasoned

 

“And tomorrow

Is back

Where we found it.”

 

In the streetlight’s hamstrung glare

 

The shrew sits

Beside

The shot-glass

Prophet – and

Between them

Eddies

The crucified

Air…

 

 

 

 

 

Stefanie Bennett

Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer and musician, has published several books of poetry, a novel and a libretto and worked with Arts Action For Peace. Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was born in Queensland, Australia in 1945.

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