“Jesus Cristo” by Maria Bethânia
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me”
Although I no longer am an Evangelical, I still feel the need to call on Jesus when I go through specifically harrowing times, like when my double dildo falls out of my tote bag on the subway. During these moments, “Jesus Cristo” by Maria Bethânia plays loudly in my head. The song perfectly captures the metaphorical need for a higher power. This is the god who only arrives when you take the flight off of the island in a four seater propeller plane during a windstorm. This is the only god we need: grand, figurative, and with the voice of a woman.
LA Warman is a poet and performer based in Amherst, MA. She is the founder of GLASS PRESS, a publisher of art and poetry on flash drives. Warman has had work in shows at MOCA Cleveland, Time-Based Art Festival, General Public Collective, Flying Object, and Open Engagement. She has recent chapbooks from Inpatient Press and After Hours Ltd. Warman is also the author of Whore Foods Market, a serialized erotic novella, and can be found online at LAWarman.com.
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