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from the September 2007 issue

A Juicer

So many saints
that they obstruct the heavens.
We have yet to buy a plastic Christ.
Holy water which will be absorbed
by the blotting paper of sin.

Thoughts of unbelief
watch us closely.

Love converts.

A reckless juicer
squeezes shy testimony from us.


Translation of "Sokowirówka." Copyright by Ewa Lipska. By arrangement with the auhor. Translation copyright 2007 Robin Davidson and Ewa Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska. All rights reserved.

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