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ROBERT JOE STOUT : Mass at the Casa de Brigidas
ROBERT JOE STOUT : NUNS

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ROBERT JOE STOUT
Mass at the Casa de Brigidas

The priest waved his hands as though each of seventy-some parents were Pinocchios attached invisibly to his adept and mobile fingers "…your sons, your daughters, respect, obey…" Not a grunt or snicker but a silent twitching murmur lucky if they even hear us! “…just as you respect God, Creator…" of all the snares and dangers --drugs and sex drives, car wrecks, bomb threats-- "…forge the world He in His wisdom…" dumped upon adults by definition but inside still really children trying to cope with angry spouses, friends in trouble, rising prices) "…turn away from earthly pleasures…" airline crashes, serial killings, stock fraud coupes "---suffer here to gain Eternal…"

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ROBERT JOE STOUT
Nuns

Nuns picking at guimpes' starchy collars, mumbling their childless problems "…submit, receive His bounteous blessings…" mini-vans, new clothes, computers… Twisted on the cross above us Christ, the martyr, gazing past revolving fans as we, the parents, nodded, thanked Him, "Father, that we love them…" and are loved (we hoped) a little in return.

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