BRONX MADONNA

Can anything good come from the Bronx?
It's not Manhatten.

Can anything good come from a girl
Whose mother sweeps stairs;
Cleans commodes
Yet laughs like Sarah?

Thanks be to God
Good came from Nazareth .

Thanks be to God
For urban Marys

Thanks be to God
That life, beauty and hope
Prefigure our future
In good cities.