Ernst Neuschul, Messias (1919)
The Messiah will be a psychopath
crucifying you with his stare
giving you no choice but to follow
this starving Jew, this emaciated
Übermensch, whose rib-cage
is a prophecy. You will follow
him along a yellow-brick road
leading deep inside his self-
portrait until all that is left
Jonathan Taylor's books include the novels "Melissa" (Salt, 2015) and "Entertaining Strangers" (Salt, 2012), the memoir "Take Me Home" (Granta, 2007), and the poetry collection "Musicolepsy" (Shoestring, 2013). He is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Leicester. His website is www.jonathanptaylor.co.uk."
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