General Poetry posted January 31, 2020


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Acceptance

by ciliverde



Not impervious, but friable,
my skin cannot shed your words
the way raindrops slough off window panes
and this bitter truth you tell
pricks my conscience into froth:
anger and shame, shreds of despair,
none of which are quelled
by any thought I try,
nor any action, but breathing
into acceptance.



 



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Just some thoughts I've had recently about a hurtful thing an in-law told us.
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