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Also available in moderate, spicy and insane

I think I must be some kind of saint...

Remembering Alan
Ric Masten

I have been told
that the church will not saint a man
until he’s been dead at least fifty years
and that’s too bad
for who will be around then
to tell us how he always talked too much
and used to pick his nose

let me tell about a saint of mine
who not so long ago
was alive and well
and living in California

I had read every word he had written
and could recite his punch lines
like the rosary...
but he was only a writer of books then

he became a saint the night we met
and he was drunk
and fell on the floor vomiting

set me free

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