persnickety…

sermons
always contained
just
enough
sideline sunday sin
to
engender
a level of guilt
that
fosters
donations
proportionate
to
perceived public perception
of
sins committed
offenders
carefully monitor
smiles
smirks
and
direct scours
of
other parishioners
to
assess
the level of discernment
by
said
members
to
the number of sins
previously
thought
to be
undisclosed
following
this post sermon survey
as
the collection t plate
canvasses the congregation
the magnitude of
the visible
repentance offering
is
adjusted
and
humbly given
but
with
flare

advisory sidebar for future martyrs…

advisory sidebar for future martyrs

you must understand
from the beginning
they will
let you die
either
by the sword
or
by systemic attrition
it really
doesn’t matter
how
you die
as long as
you’re dead
your
heroic
efforts
will be given
the old
corporate spin
and
discredited
by an army
of press agents
all
declaring
how
you failed
when you chose
death
over
life
how you refused
to face
the future
and
fight the good
fight
instead
elected
to be a martyr
of course
they may be
right