FORGIVING ONE’S GOOD SELF

FORGIVING ONE’S GOOD SELF

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To forgive
myself
having done my best,
having been good
and innocent;
having given it all I knew,
having kept integrity,
having been responsible,
and committed
and consistent
and compassionate–

only to stand

here

after the fall
among the smoldering ashes
of my
most profound
commitments
in life
observing the
shimmering circles
of a daunting smoke
vanishing

with all my
dreams
and hopes

into
thin air–

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