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Hypothetical Jesus


If Jesus was born

in an old chrome trailer,

in a sticky hot park

on the cracked American banks

of a dusty small town,


Mary wouldn't be a virgin.

Joseph would call Maury.

The wise men drunk,

dancing with their guns.


He spends his days

throwing stones

at passing trains;

Grows up

a mechanic.


He kills a man

who kills another

who loved his

fellow men

too discretely

for his comfort.


Convicted.

Crucified

electric

televised;

Broadcast live

from a Texas prison.


(Forever alive

in film adaptation.)

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