your unavenged abuses & scars

needed a plastic mannequin

to rehearse,

& you failed,

you failed terribly,

not realising I’m far more

lifeless than a plastic mannequin.

i know how bitter is the bites of failure.

so condolences to your unavenged scars

& to your disappointments

but it’s time I leave

unavengers are queuing up

author, poet, photographer, artist, data analyst, linguist… ………and last but not least ……… .… a failed priest…….