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this, then, is the night.

this, then, is the night,
this pale
atrocity; pale Priest, wallowing in black
cloth, like a giant’s windsock,
with a lozenge of
white, of coffin-shaped
light.
he confesses through the
grill of television,
those prison bars which cage
the watchers.
his shame rises like
incense,
forming ghost-figures,
his squalid
judges in matted wigs.
he relives his
conquests now, a faint smile
playing around his
lips.
like a dreaming child, or
a marquis de sade
he
remembers what he has
done

and

entertains

us

all.

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Tags

child abuse, priests, cruelty, cover up, tv

Comments

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyabout 2 years ago

    Powerful profound and real fucking scary

  • Thanks a lot, Tim.

    – darkvampire

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 2 years ago

    This is an awesome piece….speaks so loudly of child abuse at the hands of those who hold themselves out to be the holy men of God!!! xo

  • Thanks, Sally. Glad you like it.

    – darkvampire

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 2 years ago

    ♥♥♥♥♥FEATURED IN UP & COMING WRITERS♥♥♥♥♥

    CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GROUP!!!

  • Many thanks, Sally. Much appreciated.

    – darkvampire

  • charpierce
    charpierceabout 2 years ago

    Great write!

  • Thanks, charpiece. Glad you like it.

    – darkvampire

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertabout 2 years ago

    A great read with powerful imagery.

  • Thanks, Raffa. Much appreciated.

    – darkvampire

  • mushroomhead
    mushroomheadabout 2 years ago

    the last part gave me goosebumps ( in a good way) i really enjoyed this piece. i like your style of writing :]

  • Glad you liked it, mushroomhead.

    – darkvampire

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