Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mrs. Jesus Lanyard

Mrs. Jesus Lanyard daily chooses the chair
in the east corner of the coffee room
and props her book open
on the table in front of her
so that everyone coming in will see
the gold-toned
Holy Bible
printed on its genuine deluxe
imitation cowhide cover.

The widespread belief is that the book cover is false.
Some say porn.
Others say romance novels.
Accounts Payable swears she's been reading
the same book since the day Bing Crosby died.
The Thorn Birds, agrees Outreach and Innovation.
No, no, says all of Sales, it's Mein Kampf.
There is always one vote for Gregg’s Shorthand.