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C h r i s t i n e   P e s t o l i s - M c D u f f


Church for Heathens


There were days,

Sundays, mostly,

when the only item

on the to-do list

was to climax

at the same time.


Sometimes, after,

I would light up

beneath your wrinkled nose

and the scowl already carving

your future face,

and slow drag the smoke

of good intentions.

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