Timothy Devaney

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Bardo Exhibit at the County Fair

(admission is free)

It is said to be spiritual currency

absolving all liability


They gather before healer’s pulpit

an orgy of tongues in repentance


all southern twang & soft lights

for unleavened morsels of salvation


Death tends to be utter confusion in an

express lane for untimely departures


Currency and denominations fall silent

alone with the oddities of confession

a dark-velvet tollbooth


Rates are higher than ever but the gate

stands nigh for those willing to accept


without question dead metaphors

& forty fables of nomadic children


wandering a desert wilderness

of predatory televangelists

sporting big hair & serrated teeth

Timothy Devaney

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