Anatomy of an Apology [repost]

Transparent butterfly flower glass wing

I wish I had pulled the wings
Off your poisoned apology
When it came fluttering in
So unexpectedly,
Soft as butter in a boiled sun.
But it was so lovely,
Spun in delicate glory,
With colorful backstory;
I held out my hands,
Everything forgiven.

Apologies from men
Have been rare as Monarchs,
And I breathed in that golden dust
From your I’m sorry like a drug,
More potent than the heady bliss
Of your up against the brick wall kiss.
As bruised clouds slid past
The last light of that languorous day,
I’m sorry, I’m sorry
You whispered in sticky magnificence,
Sucking me into a sugar net seduction
I should have shot down.

I wish I had heard how hollow
Your sham regrets rang,
How they held no tomorrow,
Instead of feeling hypnotized
By the Blue Morpho
Of your eyes.
But it had been so long…
And you’re a charismatic guy;
That apology trapped me tight
In the crystal jar of your lies.

But only once:
When the glass breaks,
It shatters.
No molten gold
Can hold
Your broken soul together.

~*~

Poetry form: free verse.
Image source unknown.

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16 responses to “Anatomy of an Apology [repost]

  1. This is all eight kinds of fabulous. You might want to think about publishing a compilation.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Wow! Beautiful, fragile, and fluttering away.
    Love this!🦋😍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Strong writing. Few words but so much expressed!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. The metaphor really works! A sad piece, but I loved that sharp humor of “Apologies from men
    Have been rare as Monarchs,” – so perfect and spot on!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Oh, man, so true and so beautifully told!

    Liked by 1 person

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