Ingrate Rejects Hajj Souvenirs

What the hell kind of
souvenirs are these?
Caftans? Prayer beads?
Dates? I was hoping you’d
bring me a t-shirt or a keychain
or at the very least, a plastic
stoning-the-pillar snowglobe!
Jesus! Next time, don’t bother!


Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.