Shame remains


Shadows fester, create black marks --

nasty deeds not left behind.


Bully sister, lie to priest, shoot

road signs. Sleep at work,


pummel wife, cheat on her, 

don't come home. Flip off gays,


evade taxes, ignore the war, 

drown cats at night, forget to vote.


Drink all day after she goes --

call her whore in a Facebook post.


                              Timothy Pilgrim