Member Rara Avis
For me, being neither a priest nor a policeman, most confessions would fall somewhere between boring and nauseating. Of course, there are certainly exceptions to that. Generally, to get my interest, the person has to be someone about whom I care. I don't necessarily have to like them, but I do have to care enough to want to understand them better, care enough to want to know what happens in their life, perhaps in the past, certainly in the future. I have to be invested in the person, else their confession is nothing but an anecdote and a waste of my time.
Writers do that all the time, of course, both in poetry and in prose. They usually call it fiction.