An Atheist On Sunday

On Sunday his wife
and children walk
to Mass

and he goes
into his garden
to work

all day
primping roses
lilies, dahlias

weeding, pruning
making things right
on his altar of life.

At dusk he brings
his heaven home
in soiled hands.

A big bouquet
for a wife
suddenly in tears.

by Donal Mahoney

Comments (1)

The husband was atheist, a lover of gardening..weeding, pruning. making things right on his altar of life, his wife and children go to church to pray..but ended.// A big bouquet for a wife, suddenly in tears wife's tear or tear of the atheist..not clear...