Shame remains


Shadows fester, leave

black marks -- nasty deeds

done, not quite out of mind.


Bully sister, shoot road signs.

Lie to priest, steal church wine.

Cheat on tests, key Lexus side, 


sleep at work, pummel wife,

drown bag of cats at night.

Flip off gays, ignore a war,


cheat on taxes, forget to vote.

Scrawl in pen, bathroom wall,

No gun control in Idaho.

                              Timothy Pilgrim