Preying Pastors

Slowly he rowed

this man of the cloth

cloaked in his sackcloth

led by said sanctified spirits

to a place of waters ordained by him, the back of beyond

a safe place;

these hallowed waters of acclaimed River Jordan

confessed and prayed to the lord fervently he did

and absolved himself he surely did

thank God for Old Testament Scripture that justified simply touching the thigh of a church member

it was simply a sign of a biblical covenant

akin to the holy communion

His shouts of glory glory hallelujah pierced the air

punctuating the sounds of his creaking canoe 

coin bags in tow rattling

collected from his flock steady on his church pews every other Sunday

to be consecrated by their John the Baptist

their purifier of sins

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