A Parson, A Prior, A Parlour — Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino

a parson, a prior, a parlour
we shall not be myths

beside father and mother
we shall otherwise become

or, so good to get an expression on
in all her beautiful, with words

A hop in the saloon
can a godliness have.

see, raking is not sweeping.
soap is to slums what rubbish is to wonder.

A parson, a prior, a parlour
are the radiant and hasten the moment

vases straight. the flowerpot. the curtain. the clock.
the bow and round of applause

the interludes in the trolley car
the full measure of one ought.


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