By Kelli J Gavin

Take it back

Every last word

Every hurtful statement

Every glare

Every bit of silence

The desire to hurt

And inflict pain

I take it all back

I didn’t mean it

I shouldn’t have done it

I wish I could take it back

I would

If I could

But I can’t

I have hurt you

I have scorned you

I have damaged you

I ask for forgiveness

That you are not able to extend

I wonder if you ever

Will forgive me

Maybe you shouldn’t

Because what I did

What I said to you

You didn’t deserve

Don’t forgive me

I don’t deserve it

Even though I take it all back

Kelli J Gavin lives in Carver, Minnesota with Josh, her husband of an obscene amount of years and they have two crazy kids. She is a Writer, Professional Organizer and owns Home & Life Organization. You can find her work with The Inner Circle Writers’ Group, The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Writing In a Woman’s Voice, The Writers Newsletter, Writer’s Unite!, Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Rye Whiskey Review, Spillwords, Mercurial Stories, 121 Words, Hickory Stump, Rabid Oak, HerStry, Ariel Chart, The Basil O’Flaherty, PPP Ezine, Southwest Media, Otherwise Engaged, Story Pub, and The New Ink Review, among others.                                                                                                 

Find Kelli on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KelliJGavin

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