drafted but looking for a dishonorable discharge…

drafted but looking for a dishonorable discharge

’bout
as far back
as
i can get
squinting
my eyes
to make
funny patterns
of the church lights
not sure
why mom
dragged
me here
all the old ladies
that
never speak
during the week
are up front
where the preacher
can see them
they’re all saying
amen
to anything
and
everything
the preacher says
be kind to others
amen
give to the poor
amen
serve god throughout the week
amen
don’t gossip ’bout others
a
men
do god’s work
amen
amen
and
as the choir
begins
that lady
who was more
than
tipsy
at the county fair
starts shaking
her body
all over
and
jumping
up and down
like a circus clown
and
the old biddies
in big hats
continue
with
their amens
and
i
keeping
making angel patterns
with
the tears
in my eyes
knowing
the shows
gonna last
another
hour

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