“Belated Apologies” Poem of the Day (2022)

“Belated Apologies”

By Ashley O’Hare

A thousand days have come and gone.

I’ve spent too many of them alone.

The isolation becomes addicting-

suddenly it’s too late to reach out.

If tomorrow you got a call from me,

would my name remain in your phone?

I’m deeply sorry for being a lousy friend-

I didn’t want my issues to get in your way.

My lack of contact was not a lack of caring-

I wasn’t ready to hear what you had to say.

I wasn’t myself; nor could I play pretend.

With any luck

the future will be kinder

than its counterpart.

I’m back.

Name any special occasion;

name any day on the calendar-

I’m there.


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