I met a nun cycling an old bicycle
I told her I loved the old thing,
“It takes me quicker to God,
But I could do with a new one.”
I told her I religiously collect old bicycles,
So she said:
“You buy me a new one and you can have my old bicycle.”
“It’s a deal.”
So I bought her a new bicycle; more shiny and quicker.
We both won and got to our respective religions faster.
Robin McNamara is a widely published poet from Ireland. His debut pamphlet, Under a Mind’s Staircase was published with Hedgehog Poetry Press (2021). Recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize for ‘Apple Picking Season’ from Under a Mind’s Staircase. His first full collection, Monochrome Heart is due to be published in 2022.