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Friday, September 25, 2020


by Guillermo Filice Castro

Giancarlo Granda, the former Miami hotel pool attendant whose accusations of an affair helped lead to Jerry Falwell's resignation from Liberty University last month, now lives in the Washington area. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post September 18, 2020)

While some stay in the
shade, others sparkle by the pool
ogling the hunky towel boy,
peach Bellini in hand. And who
knows what else stirs in their minds, brought
forth by a pulpit’s power, dumped down
into a young life: Here is my prayer for the
day when we bid farewell to the world’s Falwells.

Guillermo Filice Castro is a poet and photographer from Argentina. His chapbooks include Mixtape for a War (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018) and Agua, Fuego (Finishing Line Press, 2015). His work appears in The Brooklyn Rail, What Rough Beast, The Normal School, Fugue, Court Green, La Presa, among many others. Instagram: @guillermo_f_castro