searched for jesus in a bottle one night... 
god comes in many flavors: 
jehovah, yahweh, allah, buddah 
     prince of peace... 
     mescaline, opium... 
called mine valium, 
     the man-made god. 
implored him for a miracle, 
an immaculate reflection 
some inspired conception 
     that could change a watered-down 
     fickle, fucked up thought 
into wine for the masses, 
some sort of substantive sustenance. 

all i got was the whine of my own self-pity in my ears 

     no writing on the walls. 

woke in lethargy the next noon 
head stuffed full with jesus afterbirth, 
     chest devoid of inspiration 
and one burst of clarity spiked, 
     spread eagled on my brain... 

-- j sheridan fenn ca 1997

Published by Jonah Sheridan Fenn

Nerd herder, word wrangler, working on the next chapter...

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