apology excepted

When you say things out of anger to me

and you think you are right to say them

because you were tired or hungry-

but you don’t apologize

just leave your words hanging

assuming the windshield wipers push them

out of view

then you are mistaken

and I don’t care how many Snickers bars

come to your rescue

I don’t care how my

response guilts you into

shutting up

I don’t care about your humility or shame

because

you never apologize

therefore

your sweeping it under the rug

will only trip me

from time to time

and help me to hate you

which is a better fate for you

than losing your daughter’s

faith.

 

4/mike

2/23/26

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