Kisses and Curses

by Czarina

She enters the white building
Garbed in her best Sunday dress
How respectable and clean she looked
The very antonym of
Her life’s unbearable mess

She sits at the back, the preaching has begun
Her gaze is steady, her eyes unblinking
And yet the pastor’s words stung her heart
Like acid, like venom, like an open wound

She bows her head in a wordless prayer
Forgive her Father, for she has sinned greatly
But her tears are no good
No justification for her despicable
Act of cruelty

She stood up and ran out of the building
Her thoughts are wild, her body trembling
She had no idea she could be
This cold-hearted, callous, and merciless,
Blinded by the lust of the senses

He takes her hand and wraps her in his arms
She gives in, her lips once more
Drenched in sinful kisses and sweet curses
He whispers, hush now, with me you’re safe
and sound
She falls deeper into his spell
And her Bible falls to the ground