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BY: Rustin Larson (Page 2)

Speaking in Tongues

Tug and his family, Holy Rollers,
sometimes got the power,
spoke in tongues
that cadenced sex and punishment and fried chicken
pot lucks.
Preacher, an umbrella bird,
genus Cephalopterus Ornatus,
laid on hands and grannies writhed
on Holy linoleum.
Religion, primitive
and pure, no stained glass, but a view of Lot's
souped-up chevy, back seat of conception,
visitation of angels,
pronunciations, annunciations.

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