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Misplaced Missive #171: Ignorance

171. Ignorance

Fallen from grace,
Lost faith,
Unforgiveable ignorance,
And inconvenient knowledge.

I can no longer think of either of us,
The same as when you had my trust,
	 as when I had my respect.
At times, I only wish to eject,
You wholly from my life.
Go back to before, to focus only on the holy,
	to before, when God was who I prayed to,
				who I expected to:
Save a wretch like me. 
				who I always wanted: 
To believe.

But you, like Him, seem present only on a whim.
I'm through with absent heroes and,
Misplaced worship of what's on the surface.
I miss when the words I heard from you
Carried more than just their own weight.
I can no longer stay up late to debate
Your strength and my weakness.

I can't forgive all you don't know.
Because when I needed to confess
Was an inconvenience. 
My life may be a mess.
But I no longer want either of your help
To clean it up. 

Fallen from grace,
Lost faith,
Unforgiveable ignorance,
And inconvenient knowledge.

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Prose – Athlete, Temple, Bottle – JG

He started off early; nursed at the bottle soon after leaving his mother’s breast. It was his daily routine, his beverage of choice with every meal, (especially when that meal was sorrow), and the significant other in his longest relationship to date. He knew booze better than his own parents – Daddy left for work and never returned, and Mommy burned herself out and away, soul and body, trying to provide for him, her little son. Her shining sun, the only man she’d ever trust again and the only one who counts. She never counted all the glasses, all the cans, all the caps, all the bottles. Continue reading Prose – Athlete, Temple, Bottle – JG