Treasure Island

r james sterzinger

(9-11-56 / midwest)

Angus Dei


Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis'

Baptismal Record:
that's not my signature.
I speak for myself, now
Confirmation,
no record of it
I have disavowed my Catholic Faith.

there is nothing
that can be found
that has my scribbled
signature
that says
I don't have an opt-out clause

I did promise once to a therapist
that I wouldn't,
my word is worthless
once to a nurse that I wouldn't
but I was forced to sign
to stay in the group
I told her the signature that is coerced
means nada

miserere' nobis
memento mori'
miserere' nobis

ah!
then there are the bull dogs!

Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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