Teen Age Jesus by Al Ortolani
Jesus came home one afternoon
while his mother was cooking fish
she’d bought from the Simon Brothers.
Are you making plans for tonight
with that Magdalene girl? She asked.
Jesus shrugged, She’s cute, mom,
but I think we’re better off
just as friends. Besides,
I’m hanging with Lazarus tonight.
He’s been in a dark place since Passover.
We’re meeting cousin John
for locusts and honey. He knows a place
down by the river where
they serve them up on platters.