Jesus Christ's Wrists


I need an empty face so that I can
Paint you
I'd put wire around my neck to
Prove my love for you
I'd cut my arms, Valentine, yes, I'd do
That too
I want Jesus Christ's wrists
I need to double check the lists
For any angels that are due
I'd suffer this all for eyes
That are true
Eyes that are blue like a
Moonrise hue
I want Jesus Christ's wrists
I need to run down the lists
For any angels that I missed
I need skin so white that light
Passes through
A barbed wire crown for the
Monsters that I slew
Iron nails in my wrists and my
Ankles, too


- James O'Barr