having been born into a family of baptists
i was taught catholics would burn in hell

even at a young age
that
seemed
a bit extreme
over nothing but a change of venue

and i had no means of understanding
those who took a vow of celibacy

in a southern baptist church
the preacher and the deacons
were who the women flirted with

to me
remembering the sabbath day
is
church attendance boards
tithing totals
fried chicken
pussy
and gossip socials