I thought God was dead
But God's only been banned.
Allah has been barred from entry.
The Virgin of Guadalupe has been detained at the border,
Baby Jesus taken to a concentration camp.
They've shot down Mohammed
and blown up the Buddha
who'd hoped for safe passage
not being a deity
but they thought he was a Muslim too.
Alexa Locksley is an escaped Midwesterner who currently lives in Las Vegas with her spouse and dog. She teaches high school English, loves film noir and coffee, and can be found on Twitter @alexalocksley. Locksley's work has appeared or is upcoming in Ghost City Review, Blood Moon Rising, and Peach Mag.