Andre P. Audette


I saw two flags at that rally there.
Two flags crossed at that rally there.
I looked close – real close – and saw him there.
There he was, just crucified on the cross right there.
There on the cross of flags right there.
Blood and water flowing from his side right there.
Red and blue flowing down the flags right there.
Obviously some white too, on the flag right there.
And also at the rally there.
Wondering what that man is saying up there.
Wondering what I’m doing.
At that rally right there.


Andre P. Audette is a political scientist at Monmouth College. Although a social scientist by training, he also appreciates and dabbles in creative writing and the arts. This poem was written in response to the rise of Christian nationalism in the United States.