The Church of the Arsonphobia
In here, there are candlesticks with no flickering flame, no guiding light.
‘Welcome brethren,’ the pastor says from the pulpit,
whilst wearing a parachute to protect himself from the final leap of faith.
‘Welcome,’ the pastor says ‘here, you are safe and will be saved.’
Whilst unseen, a firefly flits through the rafters in the gathering gloom.
Talia Hardy 2012
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