Contriteness

A stupid, remark
   not intended to hurt ...
   but it did.
And she was hurt and ...
   left the matter unresolved ---
   unforgiven.
Another would have said,
   she's too sensitive.
I say, I'm not sensitive enough.

This is a contrite heart.
Forgive me, God
   and let me go!

Amen.

©2000, John A. Mills