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Amanda McQuade

About this Christian Poet:
Amanda McQuade attended Ohio State University where she earned her B.A. in English, concentrating in American Literature. Her work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Aquapolis, Lethe, and Pregnant Moon Review. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles with writing-partner and husband, Matt.

Jesus Dream

Everyone's had it—
The dream where they meet Jesus.

In mine He was a tourist attraction
Where I drove by and he waved
Like one of those roadside traps:
Mammoth Cave – 10 miles.

Except He was in a field
Surrounded by rainbows.
I couldn't see His face,
But I felt He was happy I'd come.

The road to Jesus twisted up a tree-bare hill
Lined by a haggard and hacked wood fence.

But I kept driving to find the nearest bathroom.
Looking back through the rear window
I saw the Jesus attraction shut off its lights,
Which I remembered thinking wasn't right.

Copyright ©2007 by Amanda McQuade