Picture of Jesus

He asked the librarian

Do you have any pictures of Jesus

The librarian led him to the religious section 200s

And show him pictures of Jesus

 

No no

He said

You don’t understand

I want pictures of Jesus

 

The librarian steered him to the art section 700s

And show him pictures painted by famous artists

 

No no

He said in exasperation

You don’t understand

I want pictures of Jesus

 

The librarian said

I should you pictures of Jesus

How Jesus has been depicted through the centuries

That’s the problem

 

He said

I don’t want a depiction of Jesus

 

I want a picture of Jesus

A photograph

–Grant Guy

Grant is a Winnipeg writer, poet, playwright, director, designer, puppeteer, producer, video maker and editor. He has one book published, On The Bright Side of Down. His writings have appeared in Unbridled II, Lexica, Paper Wait, Peaking Cat Poetry Magazine, Prairie Journal, Canadian Dimension, Northern Light, and Poolside.

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