If the Drink

We present this work in honor of the 50th anniversary of the poet’s death.

07-13 Mason
R.A.K. Mason
1905 – 1971


If the drink that satisfied
the son of Mary when he died
has not the right smack for you
leave it for a kindlier brew.

For my bitter verses are
sponges steeped in vinegar
useless to the happy-eyed
but handy to the crucified.

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