Tuesday, 26 February 2019

In the confessional






In the confessional

Forgive me Father
for I have sinned.
Sexual predators
think the solution
to their problem
is a confession;
if they unburden
themselves of sin
to their confessor
they'll get absolution
and know very well
he will never tell.


Especially since
news has emerged
that makes us wince:
some clergymen too
have been known
to transgress
though they believe
there isn't any need
for them to confess.

© Luigi Pagano