Jesusaurus Rex

there was one
set of footprints in
the fossilized quicksand

that’s where I jumped on
his back when I was weary

it was the only way
to prevent myself
from being gutted 

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William Merricle lives in Lima, Ohio. His poetry has been published in PuddingSlipstream
ZeroCity, and many other publications. His latest chapbook, Heimlich The Donut, is available
at Pudding House Publications.

“Jesusaurus Rex” © 2010 by William Merricle, used with permission