The Priest's Abortion
....The football sat unwrapped under the Christmas tree.
....The doll laid virginal in it's cellophane on the white angel hair tree blanket.
....The little drummer boy record played on the turntable.
....The woman under anesthesia laid on the steel table.
....The priest's abortion gave closure to sin, and mental restitution would forever be paid. He took five minutes to give a woman and her women a lifetime of grief, but yes, we will have holidays. And his child? Unborn. Why bring it into his world of corruption and sickness? Who paid the doctor, or even more important, who paid with shame?
....Friendships last a lifetime. A priest's abortion is quick and terminal.
Copyright Ms. Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist