Apologies

Apology by Beth Henary Watson

“I am a part of all that I have met.”
–Tennyson, “Ulysses”

I’m sorry, not for you, but for me,
For all that I missed in your presence;
When you were present, I really wasn’t
And it is only now, years later,
Decades on, that I can say I would
Do it all differently, be someone
Who mattered, not to me, but to you,
For I know you have forgotten me,
But you far away are still with me
And I will always regret that I,
Be sorry that I failed in friendship.

 

Apology by Adrianne Cook

I’m sorry for
Not listening,
For assuming,
For shutting you out.

I’m trying
To keep it together,
To be perfect,
To stay in front.

One day
I will be better.

 

 

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