You will be forgiven
or you will just hurt yourself.
Not if you believe. Not if
you are sorry. Not sorry.

When you lay a hand on it,
raise the other hand to someone
else, swear that you mean good
only. Such promises may be

carried to the grave in pieces,
in secret. Your temptation is waiting
for you to stop, for you to say
No, it is right to do such things

by day, why would anyone pay
for sin otherwise. I might try but
it doesn’t matter. I know
you call this truth.