Angry words, hurt feelings.
Phrases carefully calculated to wound
In trying to understand, to come to grips, to heal, to move on:
I wonder, did I betray you
or did you betray me?
I suppose the honest answer to that is
we did it to each other.
Neither of us was innocent,
much as we’d like to be.
I am sorry for the part I played
in the disaster, and I don’t want to keep sifting ashes,
Solace? Absolution? Memories? Forgiveness?
That, I am sure, I will have to award to myself,
after I first give it to you.
I forgive you.