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God's Hooligans

By Angela Townsend

They are free-roaming and feral.

They're in the ten-items-or-less line with forty items.

They're shrieking on the internet with fears and opinions.

They're filling your inbox and holding up empty cups.

They work with you and work against you and work your last nerve.

They save the day and sing like sparrows and build nests for smaller beasts.

They're jam-faced and impulsive and irrevocably loved.


Angela Townsend bears witness to mercy for all beings as Development Director at Tabby’s Place: a Cat Sanctuary. She has an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and B.A. from Vassar College. Her work has appeared or will be published in upcoming issues of The Amethyst Review, Braided Way, Dappled Things, Fathom Magazine, and Young Ravens Literary Review, among others. Angie loves life dearly.


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