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Oct. 10th, 2013

If the moon were a person tonight, dull through high clouds, it would be a priest in his confessional’s dimness just after he slides aside the curtain and says whatever priests say to begin, seeing but not seeing my shadow self kneeling, clenching a list of sins, teenage obsessive-compulsive repentance, I lied nineteen times, I stole a candy bar, I took the Lord’s name in vain twenty-seven times, I had more impure thoughts than I could count. Clouds swallowed the moon. The priest’s attention waned. Ah, he thought, what I wouldn’t give to hear the story behind a mortal sin.


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Oct. 12th, 2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, revealing mortal sins - an act of trust or narcissism? Either way, it ain't happenin' Padre. Not for your benefit.

Really powerful one-paragraph post.
Oct. 12th, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to write something every day, even if it's just one graf or a hundred words, because of something in here:

Oct. 13th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
Well-deserved kudos to you, Professor. Somehow I missed all the self-congratulatory hoopla and hype that you surely must've posted here, there, and everywhere.
Oct. 13th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
I bought a billboard.
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