Begin Again!

Forgive me father

For I have sinned

Repented, and

Will sin again—

My son, dear Michael

Finnegan

3 Hail Mary’s

I’ll see you then.

Communion in the Park

Men in the park

grip brown paper bags

certain as Catholic nuns

grasp their faith,

both counting one

by one, until neither

makes any difference

in the course of eternity.

Two paths, one park bench—

Angelic in their own rite.