Photography © Chad Parenteau


Tiny Tom’s Confession

I’m going to become     a Christian!
Without a friend like Jesus
I’ll never be allowed my tiny space.

I hear voices that pretend
to be people
who care.

The voices aren’t real!
Jesus is real.

ATHEIST ” the voices aren’t real
but neither is Jesus”

Confessor “But I don’t need these wicked voices.
What I need is Jesus!”


Sam Silva  is the author of three chapbooks. A seven time Pushcart nominee, his first full length book is Eating and Drinking available from Bright Spark Creative of Wilimington. His spoken word poetry is available at iTunes and elsewhere.

Chad Parenteau is Associate Editor of Oddball Magazine.