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''by Scott Cairns''
Lenten Complaint
 
by Scott Cairns
 
  
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The breakfast was adequate, the fast
 
The breakfast was adequate, the fast
 
itself sub-par. We gluttons, having
 
itself sub-par. We gluttons, having
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O what I wouldn’t give for a lifting,
 
O what I wouldn’t give for a lifting,
 
cool salt breeze, a beach, a Labrador.
 
cool salt breeze, a beach, a Labrador.
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Latest revision as of 13:55, 28 September 2016

Lenten Complaint by Scott Cairns

The breakfast was adequate, the fast
itself sub-par. We gluttons, having
modified our habits only somewhat
within the looming Lenten dark, failed
quite to shake our thick despair, an air
that clamped the heart, made moot the prayer.
As dim disciples having seen the light,
we supplied to it an unrelenting gloom.

Wipe your chin. I’m dying here
in Omaha, amid the flat, surrounded
by the beefy, land-locked generations,
the river, and the river’s rancid shore.

O what I wouldn’t give for a lifting,
cool salt breeze, a beach, a Labrador.