apologies and sorries
are only meaningful when felt and expressed
with heartfelt regret and remorse
they can be a watershed for change
the bridge for ‘hello again’
the opportunity to move on
and a place to draw the line.
they need not be laboured and adorned
with overtures of grandeur
but in their simplicity,
they speak of truth.
they need not be accompanied with a penance
if in their essence they carry disappointment of self
because what is disappointment – if not the greatest price one pays…
penance of the soul speaking from one to another
seeking atonement and forgiveness.
yes, apologies and sorries
are all about the honour of forgiveness
the strength of character to say ‘thank you’
knowing that deep down, this will never be forgotten
simply because they have forgiven.
is this not a case of a dominant and an errant submissive
an argument for yin and yang
and a dance of life?
to err and be forgiven
to say sorry and mean it
and in this moment,
be absolved without being tethered by history and need for atonemnt.