Tuesday, April 14, 2015

PAD Day 13 - Confession


Confession

 

He sits in his little room

Listening to what you say are your sins

Rosary beads click while he murmurs

Asks you if you are sorry and you reply that yes, you are.

Except he remembers you

Two weeks ago, with the same sin

Sorry as ever.

He gave you penance to do

You walked out, cleansed and ready for the world

You didn’t do your penance.

You know it, he knows it.

You think you got one over on him.

On God.

You didn’t.

After you leave the closet

He looks up at the sacred heart and begs for forgiveness himself.

God help him, he loves to hear your sins and prays you won’t stop.