Take care to speak in ink.
Spoken words cannot be erased—only forgiven.
Rough drafts laden with anger said out loud
are instantly published.
Apologies are hard to give
requiring humility, sincerity, remorse.
No real apology includes but.
Apologies are harder to accept
for they require grace.
You may choose forgiveness
with or without an apology.
Forgiveness is harder to give than to receive.
The gift is in the giving.
I’m delighted to announce that this poem was published in Medium.com and will be included in 2019 Universal Oneness: An Anthology of Magnum Opus Poems from around the World.