for M. Marti
The church is a business, and the rich
are the business men.
When they pull on the bells, the
poor come piling in and when a poor man dies, he has a
cross, and they rush through the ceremony.
But when a rich man dies, they
drag out the Sacrament
and a golden Cross, and go doucement, doucement
to the cemetery.
And the poor love it
and think it’s crazy.
—Robert Creeley (Collected poems)
The third line is indented to begin under the 'm' of 'men,' the platform refuses to indent.