“I’m sorry “
Those words ring hollow
In the face of repeated behaviour
And actions that slice my soul
“I didn’t know”, even after I told you
How many times?
Changes nothing, in the face of
Never ending excuses, justifications and
Outright denial of my pain
Apologies are just words to me now
They really mean nothing
Because not once have they ever
Been backed up by meaningful actions that
Confirm their sincerity, just more of the same
So you know what?
“I’m sorry” too…..
As I slip quietly out of your life…..
© Shelley Brant – 2016