Maria Melendez Kelson


Good Friday

Jesus, I want my sins back.
My prattle, pride, and private prices —
climbing, clinching, clocking —

I might loan you a few for the evening,
so you don’ t show up at your own crucifixion
naked of all purpose.

But for God’ s sake, don’ t spill any
redemption on them! They’ re my
signature looks. Body by Envy.

Make up & wardrobe provided by Avarice. Lord,
if you take away my inordinate cravings,
what the hell’ s left? Do you know