Jesus and Other Outlaws of Reason by Steve Sibra

Real Men love Jesus

Jesus loves the Beatles

cold beer at the nursing home

fish shaped turds fumbled carelessly

on the fifty yard line

pass-out pantomime of a doorknob pulling a tooth

pockets filled with Vicodin & antibiotics of many colors

and a casket that floats even

when the waters are rough and the sky bleeds mud.


Ghosts of the summer heat

Peel up off the black pavement

Eastern Montana country roads where the gophers

are pressed flat and still in love with the sky.

Everything is bigger when seen through a mirage

and of course the Lord has his fist full of silver

ready to pay all debts to the whores and lenders

And take out a hit on the Easter Bunny


Lose the fight but win the war

How many calories

are in a bite of Jesus anyway?

If the sinners get any fatter


The moon will wink and water

like the gouged out eye of a whiskey soaked saint

Praise the Lord and pass the red paint


STEVE SIBRA grew up in the 1960s on a farm in Eastern Montana, near a town of less than one thousand people.  His best friend from high school is now a United States Senator and one of his other childhood friends is a founding member of one of the biggest rock bands in the world.  Steve sells comic books in Seattle and writes poems and stories. His work has appeared in Shattered Wig Review, NRG, Hollow, Crab Fat Magazine, Jawline Review, Jersey Devil Press and others.

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