Saturday, January 5, 2013

Joseph Farley- A Poem

The Mission

The mission bells ring in the desert
summoning the scorpions to mass.
Tumbleweeds fill the pews
and a coyote leads the prayers.

Salvation is in the red hills.
Salvation is in the blue sky.
All who are humble
can achieve this majesty.

(appeared previously in Sketchbook)

Bio: Joseph Farley edited Axe Factory from 1986 to 2010. His books and chapbooks include Suckers, For the Birds, Longing for the Mother Tongue, Waltz of the Meatballs, and Her Eyes.

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