What Rough Beast | Poem for June 12, 2017

Clean Coal Jesus Tanka
Chad Parenteau

When the sun is set,
Clean Coal Jesus calls back out
his army of Sauls,
up from the dead to punch out
and die again tomorrow.


Chad Parenteau is the author of Patron Emeritus (FootHills Publishing, 2013). His work has appeared in Amethyst Arsenic, Off the Coast, Ibbetson Street and Wilderness House Literary Review. He serves as Associate Editor of the online journal Oddball Magazine.

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