“The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs” (Diane Mayr)

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final relief check—
the click of her rosary
grows louder

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Headlines:

“The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs” (New York Times)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Michael Henry Lee

    thank’s for this one! a nice tension between faith and immediate need.
    a great use of 3 lines capturing that dynamic

  2. Editor

    I agree with Michael – this poem has an excellent sense of tension between the two phrases. Excellent work Diane.

  3. tao

    I love this.. really drives home the idea of the separation between those with options and those without.. economically and spritiurally.. glad I’ll never have it that bad! No athiests in fox holes and all that…

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