~Vicious Circle~

Do you forgive her?
She says
she didn't mean
to hurt you,
swears again
that she
is sorry;
She won't do that
any more
if she just gets
another second
chance.
Can you forgive her?
She swears
by all
that's holy
she could never
mean
to harm you
and if you
will just
forget
what happend
things will be
just fine
like always.
Will you forgive her?
Oh of course
you sit there
nodding
just like
every time
it happens--
for you never did
believe it,
that this charming
brown-eyed
angel
could be any
less
than that.
So you forgive her?
Yes of course,
and you don't
question
when she calls to say
she's working late,
especially those days
you know
the office emptied
early;
no,
you never dare
to call
because you know
there is
no answer
and you know
as well
just where she is--
oh how
it hurts
to know she's
gone again--
but you'd rather
just
ignore it:
anything and
everything,
as long as
she is happy. . .

You forgive her.



~(c)8/24/00 The Mad Poet (A.K.LaBelle)