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From sequence “Eighteen Views of Ravenna”

IX.  [THE BISHOP MOVES LIKE A BASS DRUM THROUGH A REVOLVING DOOR]

The city bishop moves like a bass drum through a revolving door. His mother’s hair
was never white. He cannot listen to much Strauss without getting the urge

to invade a neighbor. In his immature thirties, he is the bedbug of a pretty

monk. He is an odorless product, a commodity. His homily assures: a man who pays
            sororal hush money and abuses children
can never be redeemed; he can just be, if he is an artist, famous and indulged.
Posted 10/15/12
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