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poetry by j matthew waters

jesus from tokyo


I saw jesus on tokyo bay
speaking spanglish and
directing fishing boats
like a venerable traffic cop

dressed in seamless jeans
and oversized shirt
he unveiled the sun with his hands
welcoming all to follow in his wake

docking close to disney at night
the city prefect greeted him with
flowers and rings and keys
proceeding to escort his entourage
to the enchanted tiki room

swapping stories and feasting
on the day’s catch
tourists gradually gathered round
sampling the uncooked bounty
imported from half a world away



april two thousand fifteen
copyright j matthew waters
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8 thoughts on “jesus from tokyo

  1. this is great ❤

  2. Stan Waters on said:

    I thought Jesus just left Chicago, and was bound for New Orleans. Working from one end to the other, and all points in between.

  3. I think that is just how he would seem to us today…

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