The Good News Poem

You
who have never seen the whole of your debenture
and therefore struggle, trying to pay it off
and you
who have seen it and therefore know you can't
you
who have given up to get the money together
and you
who don't even know you have any debts
don't you know that your pardon
has already been written
in red ink
on white fleece
and signed with a
cross

1995