The Second Coming This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

February 13, 2013
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I thought I saw Jesus shirtless and
sweaty today,
and I thought, what of the bodily functions of the divine?
That sort of thing really stinks of decay.

He ran right into the street, into a car;
I saw him ricochet,
but he stood up, raised a hand. “I'm okay, I'm fine.”
I thought I saw Jesus shirtless and
sweaty today.

It probably wasn't Jesus, but I've gotta say
I thought I felt a psalm burning down
my spine.
That sort of thing really stinks of decay.

People gaped at him from windows of
their cafés;
maybe they thought their espressos would turn to wine.
I thought I saw Jesus shirtless and
sweaty today.

You can walk on water, but concrete
gives way.
Son, this isn't the higher place. This is the High Line.
I thought I saw Jesus shirtless and
sweaty today.
That sort of thing really stinks of decay.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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spirtualpersonification said...
Jan. 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm
This is amazing
 
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