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Not a Prayer

by: Maria Teutsch

Yes I love Jesus you stupid cunt
if I say words like stupid cunt
cuz he said, “go forth to the Haight
and hand out needles to
drugaddictshippieswhoreswhoever.”
Hospice heliotropes with purple heads bobbing.
I love Jesus, and I love Osama Bin Laden
cuz Jesus tells me to,
but hate the loser’s
Murder of the innocent
makinglovemakingartmakingcoffee.
We killed one in front of his son.
Wish he could have lived with his sin
like Charles Manson, another murderous fuck
that Jesus tells me to love.
But I gotta love them
Lord, I gottalottalove
them
not judge them
them
others Lord—
them bones.