THIS SERMON

He is invested in the sermon but his words are not escaping so easily, each one an effort, a hard and misshapen memory.  Thin and wasted, he is almost worn away and I cannot tell if he is young or old, if the deterioration has been quick or it has taken a lifetime.

I watch his mouth moving, his hands and arms flailing and I can see clearly how disjointed it has become, this diatribe of his.  I do not need to hear.  This sermon is scratched.  It has lost its rhythm and its momentum.

 

Bio:

Mark Renney survives in the UK.  He has had works published in STILL, RAW NerVZ and The Interpreters House.  He also contributes to the Art Blog Collective Hijacked Amygdala.

© Mark Renney

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