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The Pope's Penis

Sharon Olds

It hangs deep in his robes, a delicate
clapper at the center of a bell.
It moves when he moves, a ghostly fish in a
halo of silver sweaweed, the hair
swaying in the dark and the heat -- and at night
while his eyes sleep, it stands up
in praise of God.

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Added: 21 Jul 2002 | Last Read: 24 Mar 2018 1:58 PM | Viewed: 43030 times

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