By Patrick T. Reardon
Motel sign, blinking, blinking, blinking:
“Jesus Christ slept here.”
Put up a theme park with dioramas
and interactive learning centers
and miniature railroad circuits
and, as one of the attractions,
a You-Are-Crucified ride
that ends in a big splash of death
and then a quiet slide to redemption.
Or oblivion in the
Tunnel of Love.
Patrick T. Reardon
Originally published in Ariel Chart on 7.8.19.