This poem is taken from Stand 218, 16(2) May - June 2018.

Jonathan Greenhause Three Poems
Our Lady of Tragic Volcanic Eruptions,

please save us
from steep economic collapse
& the despotism

lurking in weakened democracies.
Steady our hands
when masturbating, & make sex

worthy of our fantasies.
When we’re seeking employment,
please free us

of the tyranny of bosses
enamored with
the retro concept of slavery.

Deliver us
in states where birth defects
don’t have a cap

on malpractice’s punitive damages,
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