THE HOLLOW APOLOGY

i cannot say i'm sorry,

for i don't know what i did.

i only know i was discarded,

and i am left to live with it.

i guess i'm just the evidence

that something was bound to bust;

but what ever the constraint was

it wasn't because of my trust.

i just stepped into something

that i didn't even know existed

until i was blamed for stepping in it,

so something in my own life twisted.

and still i cannot say a word;

it's a trickery like i've never seen.

for if i do it only makes me appear

as the person i was made out to be.

somehow a jealousy was the setup,

the very thing that i was not.

i encouraged everyone to be their best selves;

it was the only thing i thought.

whatever was forced was forced upon me,

and there is nothing i can do.

i guess the others can think what they want,

but for me, it still isn't true.

i was just handed a penance of forever

in having to lose my friend

by having unwittingly discovered

that someone else was factored in.

but i'm still the same, still wish everyone well,

but wish the same had been regarded of me.

i wish i hadn't been used as the remedy

for having been named the disease.

~

4-15-18

Graphic: Profil, by Francis Picabia, 1931

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Comment by Ron Powell on August 8, 2018 at 6:52pm

A hollow apology is not an apology at all.

A spoken apology that is not accompanied by a change in the behavior that necessitated and precipitated the apology to begin with, is lacking in sincerity and, as such, is a falsehood...

Comment by The Songbird on August 8, 2018 at 8:09pm

Yes.  That was the point. -- I wrest my case.  As it were, if you prefer.  

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