May 24, 2017 Fight Like Hell May 24, 2017/ Jason Williams Kenneth P. GurneyThe Christ returned as a pissed off Rust-belt factory workerninety-nine weeks after a pink slip. Paul did not become a second time apostlebut bought the Christ a beer or threeto wash down the loss of unemployment checksand provider-manhood-cred. For the few that recognized himthrough his hispanic facethe Christ posed for group selfiesand in the process laid on handsto instill Marvel superhero traits under blue collars. Paul did not spot the haloor feel the presence of the divine,but paid the Christ the state proposed minimum wageto do odd jobs around Paul’s houselike everyone else in the neighborhoodjust to help out as he could. The Christ did not vote for Hillary.Did not vote for Trump.Did not complete his civic duty.Although he came to judge,the Christ was not nominated for the Supreme court. Paul does not doubt Armageddon is far off—climate change and rising sea levelswill change everything.People resistant to changewill fight like Hell to keep what they gotand take what they don’t. Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA. He edits the poetry blog Watermelon Isotope. His personal website is at kpgurney.me.