Kirche und Kinder

Amanda Holstien

Kirche und Kinder,
I love one and cannot lust for the other.
Mein Vater war nicht Hitler,
Jesus was a long-nosed Jew, yet I call him my brother.

Even Christ
um zwölf Jahre alt
was brown eyed, yet wiser than I,
und er predigte gegen Gewalt.

Ob bin ich ein Heuchler
Fill my lungs with odorless gas or skin-singed smoke,
aber bin ich nicht ein Hochstapler
I speak truth that lights up like a menorah at night and brings hope.

Even if you say, I love Gelb-haired children and hate gierig Jews,
Mein Vater im Himmel will reveal the truth.

Drawing with Light by Monica Oliver

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