Humble quarters calm proud men,
and saltless meals compel them
to engage real-world potatoes and fish.
Days-old bread becomes bread of days
and early vigil means quiet nights
just as being deep in the Missouri hills
seems to fill the heavens with stars;
and keeping bees yields honey
sweeter than any society.
They discover true drunkenness
comes from drinking sobriety
and the daily Blood of Eucharist.
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