Biblical Battle at the Foot Locker (a poem)

my stomach aches

i’ve fasted for forty days

only bread & water

to prove my virtuous ways

this is the fast-track to heaven

i’m hollow in fun-house mirrors

jesus with his crown of thorns

satan with his devil horns

do battle in department stores

it’s a fearful sight

but I’m ready to lose my life

for a higher purpose

kneel before the king of kings

at the Foot Locker & sell

basketball shoes

on an empty stomach

(Photo by Amr Rabie on Unsplash)


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