Thomas Lynch

(1948 / Detroit, Michigan)

Thomas Lynch Poems

1. Argyle on Knocknagaroon 4/13/2016
2. He Considers Not the Lilies but Their Excellencies 4/13/2016
3. He Posits Certain Mysteries 4/13/2016
4. Himself 4/13/2016
5. His Ambulations 4/13/2016
6. Libra 4/13/2016
7. O Canada 4/13/2016

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He Considers Not the Lilies but Their Excellencies

Thin gruel, shallow graves, whiskey watered down,
the ne'er-do-well and good-for-nothing crowd
of cornerboys and gobshites were among
Argyle's manifold perturbations.
Worse still, the episcopal vexations:
their excellencies, eminence and graces,
red-cassocked dandies and mitered wankers,
the croziered posers in their bishoprics
with their Easter duties and Peter's pence,
their ledgers full of mortal, venial sins—
keepers of the till and tally, bankers
of indulgences and dispensations;
their bulls and bans and excommunications,
nothing but contumely and ...

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