A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Bald Eagle

Connie Wanek

Your image in on my credit card,
you and the old red, white, and blue.
Each purchase receives your scrutiny
if not approbration: yes,
I should buy less chocolate and more fish.
You’re on my green bills, too,
an endorsement of bold shopping habits,
of soaring to Target and descending,
talons outstretched.
I saw you once beside the freeway
perched in a naked winter tree
waiting for fatalities, presumably.
You have to be practical; meat is meat.
Even the emblem
of the United States of America
must eat.

Issue Title: 
God and Money: Turning the Tables
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