+ Ad Astra 42: To My Descendents

You may, just dimly, be aware of me

(as I was of my own distant relations);

you may even have read my poetry

(most minor poet on the internet

is all that I have ever hoped to be

despite some awkward problems that beset

my life).  I must admit, my family

(those whom I know, with some immediacy)

deeply dislike my Catholicity

for which I left the shouting separation's

thin platform (should have known that had to pass

by).  Catholic faith assures me of salvation,

and brings my soul to peaks of exultation---

and, most intensively, during the Mass.





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