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i repaid you in every way i could,
monetarily and physically, and i
said that i was sorry over and over again
(so many times i lost count), and even
then i didn't feel like it was enough,
but when i meet you face to face, you
tell me that it's all right and you forgive me
with your old friendly smile and when
i ask if i can do anything, anything
at all, you only tilt your lips and
shake your head. “it's not necessary,”
you tell me as you walk away, while i
watch your disappearing back and
grimace with the knowledge that i will
never fully iron out the creases of guilt
in my soul.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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crushed_veneer said...
May 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm:
love this poem!
 
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lockness said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm:
One Sentence! That's amazing! The content is pretty interesting too, about not-so-friends. I like it.
 
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