Pattern of Forgiveness

The night is yours alone—

Shadows gawk through darkness—

You uphold dignity in your stance,

A simple smile.


We all hurt inside—

We all let loneliness wash over.

Restraints we set for ourselves

Are broken by others.


A faded tissue here to hold—

Blanketed by tears of remorse.

Every faint sound—every motion…

Becomes a pattern of forgiveness.


Light cracks through shadowed blinds—

Once again…

My eyes shut,

Waiting for dreams.