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Jesus Lives Across the Border
by Alex Nodopaka

Sunday, January 15, 2006
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Jesus Lives Across the Border


 


on black velvet and heís doodled


on recycled-petroleum-tin-cans


and if you donít believe me,


walk across the border where
Jesus Hates It When You Smoke.


 


To prove it, sidewalks lined with


ashtrays ringed with crowns of thorns,


weeping eyes and Dia de los Muertos


mini-calaveras in evening gowns or


Mohawks with cigarillos in their hot lips.


 


Another shows a girl on her knees,


hands cuffed behind her,


with spit-shined jackboots.


I mean motorcycle-cop-boots


framing her face.


 


Soon Iíll see her crucified


in the style of Kahlo with smoke


coming from between her thighs


and the people will pray and cry,


Itís un milagro, a miracle, un milagro.


 


Right on, Guapa. Right on, Cutesy!


 


~~~
Alex Nodopaka Jan©2006
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Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 1/22/2006
Alex,

Whoa! This states a mouthful and much, much more! Christmas time I was in Manhattan and walking by Victoria's Secret I noticed they had a mannequin in their dislpay window dressed in a bra and thong with the Chi Rho embroidered on the bra. I bought it of course (just kidding), but I thought...now there's something you don't see everyday! Then again, I was in Manhattan, so what the hell, right?
Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett 1/16/2006
This was a cute poem while i am a christian woman I know that the Lord is just and holy and only deserves such.
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 1/16/2006
A good description of what can happen when a word or name is made into an icon.
Ian
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 1/15/2006
Now Ain't That The Truth...

Yep, Pray You Loco's.i.e. Instead Of Risen Up To (Truth)Cause....

TRASK
Reviewed by jude forese 1/15/2006
i admire your style and subject matter, Alex ...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/15/2006
Excellent write with thought provoking imagery!!

Love Tinka
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