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September 18, 2023

Those Who Find Waldo Instead of Jesus Are Hardly To Blame

By Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Those Who Find Waldo Instead of Jesus are Hardly to Blame

falls down the stairs
of my mouth

and soon we are married

like the pride
to the watering

nothing too far away

cars driven to junkyard death
while injection site Jumbotrons
are transferred to university

the burden and the beast
and origin myths like waking up

a new pillow
that denim hiccup immediacy
of surprise

Japanese love hotels
with lust for hand

cracked spines
for the chiropractor
of books

and I am not a puritan

those who find Waldo
instead of Jesus
are hardly to blame

they are young
and devoid of competent

if coupons have a chance
to redeem themselves
than people should too

even this late in the game

which means there is hope
even if you disbelieve it;

because I say so
and this is my poem

and you have read
this far...

it is not pretty
it is not anything at all
but chance

there is nothing

Article © Ryan Quinn Flanagan. All rights reserved.
Published on 2018-02-19
Image(s) © Sand Pilarski. All rights reserved.
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