St. Monica Prays for St. Augustine

You love books and sweet breath:

philosophy by day, women by night.

Have I taught you nothing?

The incense that clings to your robe

is the smell of the woman you took last night.

–excerpt from “St. Monica Prays for St. Augustine” in Chasing the Saints by Donna Pucciani (Virtual Artists Collective, Chicago 2008).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s