Jesus Tankas from Chad Parenteau

Supreme Court Jesus Tanka

Supreme Court Jesus
told the hungry five thousand
to go home hungry,
make children, come back reinforced
to fight for their loaves and fish.

Clarence Thomas Jesus Tanka

With just a hand wave,
Clarence Thomas Jesus will
annul own marriage,
turn cross to ship compartment,
sail himself back to old ways.

White Supremacist Jesus Tanka

Three minutes post-death
White Supremacist Jesus
is propped up again
amidst his blood in the soil
so no one replaces him.

Bio: Chad Parenteau hosts Boston's long-running Stone Soup Poetry series. His poetry has appeared in journals such as Résonancee, Molecule, Ibbetson Street, Pocket Lint, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Tell-Tale Inklings, The New Verse News, Off The Coast, The Skinny Poetry Journal, Nixes Mate Review and the anthology Reimagine America from Vagabond Books. He serves as Associate Editor of the online journal Oddball Magazine. His second collection, The Collapsed Bookshelf, was nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award.  

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David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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