A Line of Motorcycles Before the Hearse

We handed the bottle round, as

it crinkled and shimmered in the sun.

Wrinkled, scarred, dented, soft, smooth

were the hands that passed it,

for a moment. All, in black and dress uniforms

shared in a common humanity

And drank deep

Author: Michael Kloss

There is a Sunday conscience, as well as a Sunday coat; and those who make religion a secondary concern put the coat and conscience carefully by to put on only once a week. - Charles Dickens

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