“Sorry” you say,
Hoping to erase the pain,
Yet my breath is shallow and my heart is crushing me with each pump of blood.
Sorry isn’t enough when ego clouds consideration
When the flames of your anger leap to burn me,
You’re angry that I am scared; that I startle easily when you enter the room unannounced.
Intent or not,
Sorry isn’t enough when behavior remains the same.
The sacrifice of doing what I ask for safety’s sake – mine and yours
Why does my past have to beg?
Living with the P’s isn’t easy for either of us
Please don’t make it harder when sorry isn’t enough
Tears and pain crush me
When sorry isn’t enough.
© 2013 Paulissa Kipp, all rights reserved.