Ave ! by Patrick T. Reardon

Ave!

I am a
bore.
The only
truth I
know is
death.
Die with
me with
each
breath
gone.
Let the
baby
sleep.
Soon
enough,
she will
know. She
will walk
the jagged
path,
encased
in her fate
and her
faith.
Believe or
don’t. No
matter.

Patrick T. Reardon is the author of eight books, including Requiem for David, a poetry collection published in 2017 by Silver Birch Press, and Faith Stripped to Its Essence, a literary-religious commentary on Shusaku Endo’s Silence, the basis of the recent Martin Scorsese movie, published in 2016 by ACTA. Reardon worked for 32 years as a reporter with the Chicago Tribune, specializing in urban affairs, and is now writing a book about the untold story of the impact of the elevated railroad Loop on the stability and development of Chicago. His essays, book reviews and poetry have appeared frequently in American and European publications.

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