Prompt Images

I am standing next to a Jesus,


He is softly telling me in His high

Jesus-voice how doomed I am,

He who came

here to un-doom me.


I am an expert

sinner no lieutenant deity could



I am a handful for the

old gods,

those cloudy watchers who rage at

my questions from within a sack of grain,

a thawing river,

any unholy

impermanence one could curry favor



I was born before logic,


introducing it in artificial

waves over this bled and hanging beggar,

this myth who sees Himself as more than me.

Brian McGackin

‪Poet Brian McGackin is the author of BROETRY and DEATH IN THE RICK. He lives in Los Angeles and drinks a lot of Guinness.‬

learn more
Share this story
About The Prompt
A sweet, sweet collective of writers, artists, podcasters, and other creatives. Sound like fun?
Learn more