To Matthew And Francis, After Sirach 43:9-10

Gloried stars give light

in the Lord's highest places;

on that holy ground,

frolic, shoeless, Matthew and

Francis, whom the stars cherish.






Author's Notes/Comments: 

Matthew Shepard (1976-1998) and Francis LaPointe (1993-2013), whose all too short lives were

cruelly ended by a savage beating and a savage cyberbullying, respectively.  The responsibility for their blood continues to stain our society.

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