in the morning sun

stands a clay nativity family

and a crude wooden cross

inscribed with INRI

just to be clear

nearby stands a finer cross

painstakingly decorated with precisely cut bits of summer grass

above them all hangs

a SPAM can madonna

the can’s sides cut into curling rays

sharp as razors

madonna’s likeness painted in the center

a dark and indistinct figure



speaking my language

Copyright Michael Douglas Scott