Poetry of the Sacred 2012 Contest Winning Poems

Winning Poem

Abrahams’ Bargain

By: Anthony A. Lee
Manhattan Beach, California

It was over.
We got up to pay the bill
at the register after breakfast,
(croissants and tea)
in the dark patisserie
on the Niger River
in Mopti, the port town in Mali.
Not a pleasant meal:
we were the only customers.

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