What can YOU say in six sentences?
Gerald only wanted to be good.
In the beginning they happened ten to twelve times a day, prayers sent with his eyes open toward a clear patch of blue sky or a section of unblemished white wall. When he decided he must genuflect before each prayer it became too much of a spectacle, so Gerald prayed for God's permission to genuflect with a single finger deep inside a pants pocket.
To compensate for the unusual change in ritual he would genuflect with both hands in his pockets, ten times per prayer, thirty times on Sundays; he felt good about this and his prayers continued, uninterrupted, freely in private, surreptitiously in public, until the day he wore gym shorts without pockets.
His tongue, he would genuflect with his tongue he decided, then one Easter he prayed for three days, his tongue rising and wagging in continuous worship on the subway, in the mall, at the coffee shop, even while eating which he thought quite brilliant until his tongue gave out at Subway and he choked on a 6" tuna with extra vinegar and pickles.
No one noticed Gerald was turning blue.