Oyster Boy Review 08  
  January 1998
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Big Joy Kyrie

James Broughton

Big Joy    have mercy upon us
Deliver us from dread
from fret funk and glum
scowl sneer and fidget

Big Joy    have pity upon us
Deliver us from droop
from flinch fuss and squirm
sham shame and dither

Big Joy    shed grace upon us
Deliver us from daunt
from whine whimper and pout
chafe vex and blooper

O Big Joy    rescue us
from the petty    the inane
the vacuous    the mediocre
and the triumphantly stupid