I’m sorry
those words
fraught with meaning
never came easily to you

I’m sorry
your words were held silently
on your tongue
tainting each breath
with regret

I’m sorry
I stood silently
on the shores
of time
waiting for you
to say
the words I longed to hear

In your unspoken words
I searched
for meaning
holding on
to anger
flashing across
the distance
between our hearts

I’m sorry
I let anger
hold me back
from saying the words
that lay silent on my tongue

I’m sorry
you had to go
before I could say
Peace be with you.