The Poor Souls

It was 3:00 a.m. so, as always, a poor soul from Purgatory woke me quietly

humbly and meekly begging for suffrages

‘give me 153 Ave Maria’s, each time I visit, please

one full Rosary for each of nine mornings

daily my anonymous friend would give me his gentle nudge

‘the Immaculata demands it,’ said he, ‘and you promised to obey Her every wish’.

when he appears completely clean, someone else takes his place


19 thoughts on “The Poor Souls

  1. msjadeli says:

    Have you been reading Dante again? I’m reading a book right now called, “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders. Abe’s young son, Willie, passes away and finds himself in the Bardo. Excellent book!


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