At the edge of a Sun

I see Jesus with John
at St Joseph’s
and the Dalai playing
dubstep for free
and then Hail Mary comes in
with a flagon of gin
shouting let the baptism begin,

Thomas is still stuck in Epping with
Andrew who’s such a dead loss
Judas as drunk as a Cistercian monk
makes the other two get very cross,

And I pray
but never on Sunday
there are too many sinners out here
it’s usually on a Saturday evening
over a cold pint of best bitter beer.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.