Friday, April 10, 2009

While Financiers Assisi

While Financiers Assisi

The scriptures never claim
one day all whores will magdalen
and disbelievers paul.

There is no verse that says
one day all thieves will dismas
by the city gate

while financiers assisi,
their eyes, their tin cups up.

--Donal Mahoney has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press and Washington University in St. Louis. He has had poems published in or accepted by The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, Orbis (England), Commonweal, The Christian Science Monitor, Revival (Ireland), The Beloit Poetry Journal, WOW (Ireland), The Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey), U.S. Catholic, The Shit Creek Review (Australia), Calliope Nerve, Public Republic (Bulgaria) and other publications.

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