Tagged: sorry

the housefly that spent

the housefly that spent
a day with us indoors felt
faint, dragging its wings

until daddy felt sorry,
captured it to let it out
.
20210826:1904
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on days when i have to

on days when i have to
keep my chin up, i do
it, like one of those
chinstrap penguins,
climbing out of the
antarctic, ready to find
anything that resembles
a foothold on those steep
slopes. you are never
ready to hear this, i know
it, by the way you smile
so innocently, try out
jokes to conduct the most
favorable light. i make
the decision for you,
yes, sorry, just like that,
you are not allowed
to comfort me, i keep
my chin up, helmet on, look
for the next solid step
.
20170222:1908
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i am hurtful, i

i am hurtful, i
repeat
myself, i fall
into patterns
that have
nothing to do
with you –
the bell rings for
round two
.
20131005:0533
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in the sorry aisle

in the sorry aisle
of home depot,
there is a broad
selection
of advanced
apologetic power
tools, self-
condemnatory
drill bits to go
with, and drawers
of compunctious
nails. every
master mechanic’s
tool set comes
repentant, and all
featured products,
down to the last nut
and bolt, is especially
made for home
improvement,
batteries not included
.
20130915:1356
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with you, apologies

with you, apologies
come after a long
numbness, stripped
down to every
joint, then
a requisite
freeze
before arriving
at the doorsteps
like Spring unhinged
.
20110517:0832
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