Modern Protestantism by Jesse Hamway

Baptized in the bathroom sink
of a cluttered one-bedroom church,
washing away my sins
with micro-beads and aloe extract,
[Bless me oh Lord!]
Twenty-five percent more salvation for free

Communion in the kitchenette
beneath the florescent candelabras,
the refrigerator hums like a choir
Tearing open the vacuum-sealed package
I eat Your body//I drink Your blood
[certified organic]
straight from the bottle

Praying on the altar of my sofa,
entranced between advertisements,
your holy image pixelated onscreen,
the cathode rays converge
into a halo above my head

I Am Born Again


Jesse Hamway is a former student of philosophy, and is currently holed up somewhere in Buffalo, NY. He is an avid reader, amateur writer, and aspires to nothing beyond shamelessly emulating his favorite authors and poets.


One thought on “Modern Protestantism by Jesse Hamway

  1. You could definitely see your expertise in the paintings you write. The sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. At all times follow your heart. “Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.” by George Goethals.


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