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Come Our Lady Before Our Lord

Joe Hall

The soul is a braid of mating snakes
And what are snakes? Madonna
Immaculate Heart of Mary, heroism
Lies only in death. Hence, there is no need to inquire
Into the martyr’s previous life
That’s Pope Pius IX. Subject line: Moosic
Subject line: (no subject). Subject line: I miss you
What’s the soul? Impossible Outcome
A game piece’s button head, a body
So broken its unbreakable, without orifice
I’m so happy to speak to you—

Joe Hall

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