Gale Acuff – 1 poem

In Sunday School it’s always Jesus rose
            

from the dead or Jesus is coming back

soon or Jesus died for your manifold

sins but it’s never what would Jesus watch

on TV or if He’d read Playboy for

the articles and as for comic books

would He prefer superheroes or war

mags or cowboys or even romances

and as for snacks would He prize pizza rolls

above mini-tacos or ice cream cones

versus ice cream in a bowl or baseball

over basketball or football or darts

or track or shotput or curling, now there’s

a sport that looks too-cool and I have this

theory that He’s never coming back–fun

kind of bores Him. But better Him than me.

            

Gale Acuff has had poetry published in Ascent, Reed, Poet Lore, Chiron Review, Cardiff Review, Poem, Adirondack Review, Florida Review, Slant, Nebo, Arkansas Review, South Dakota Review, Roanoke Review,and many other journals in a dozen countries. He has authored three books of poetry: Buffalo Nickel, The Weight of the World, and The Story of My Lives. He has taught university English courses in the US, China, and Palestine.

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