(all the things) I never meant

all the things s

Sorry is
a reflex, a word in
cluding all
regrets for
ever, past and future, large,
tiny, unnoticed–

What was done,
what should have been done–
can we know
what will sprout
from mistakenly planted
words, expectations?

Should I take
back those seeds, wish them
gone, destroy
what was born
when unknowing became theft?
Who will unsing those

Songs?

all the things close up s

The NaPoWriMo prompt for today is “to write a non-apology for the things you’ve stolen”.  I’m very quick to say sorry, but there are always layers of meaning underneath.

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17 thoughts on “(all the things) I never meant

  1. I adore what you’ve done with that collage, Kerfe – and I really love the poem, all the line breaks and the whole shape of it works so well!

    can we know
    what will sprout
    from mistakenly planted
    words, expectations?

    And this. My favourite! I wonder too…

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  2. Love this. I have often pondered the word ‘sorry.’ Spills so easily from the lips, and often forgotten as quickly as it was said. I think it’s far better to demonstrate and integrate lessons learned. Contrition if necessary. Or simply asking sincerely and humbly to be forgiven. We all say and do stupid stuff. But we can learn. Love Nyro btw. 💜

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