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We friends
were celebrating
each other
at the Last Supper
and the consciousness
was high
and we knew
that hate and love
stood side y side
so we mixed the wine
with envy
and the bread with pride
and took it all half-serious
with the Devil at our side
we waited until
the Real Presence appeared
strung up upon the cross
then we lost our pride and envy
and the idea of the Last Supper
finally came across.

Irwin R. Shaw - December 27th 1987