Mormons in Gabalfa

Danpicby Daniel Jones06 Nov 2013

Two men
if men, barely.
Eyes fired bright
yet somehow coal black too
dim
like gas rising from a square cave faux pas.
yes, in uniform
confederate
coat of arms to the teeth
pious hearts on pious sleeves
all on a humdrum pavement corner
one day since
we knelt flooded in concrete sleep.

And I am too eye blind
or foot numb to ride their four-legged colt
mere, Christian nightmares
that kiss-listen and strum salvation 
upon my shirt.
That sing a choir into my shell
but hear no rhythmic clash
of life against belief
only a dew clear shore
whispering in the absence: 
that only God can now believe. 

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