Oyster Boy Review 03  
  October 1995
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James G. Koch

Mother was easily deceived.
Having clear green eyes at the age of twelve
Is almost as good as owning
A glib tongue much later in life.
My eyes were of the clearest green.

Meeting by a statue of Saint Tarsicius
I and a girl from Vancouver
Missed Friday mass on a grassy slope near the bay.

And for six weeks running
I came home each Friday afternoon
Chockablock high with love.
Mistaking it for grace, mother said proudly,
"Just look at him, Mike.
What a fine priest he'll make some day."