Photo: Gigi, family album
When I was a child, I confessed to others crimes,
thieved from the television,
so I could bargain for Redemption
like a bona fide Catholic.
When I was a child
they hung Christ around my neck,
nailed and pierced and hallmarked,
and I thought I might take the veil
to cover the weight on my shoulders.
Now I have grown to be innocent,
I am my soul's best friend;
I hang rosaries from my mirrors
and confess I wish I had sinned more.
Loosening my religion
has eased me into my Faith.