Love that idea of the 'hovering'. It's true-two created the atmosphere of apology & acceptance. Nice setting of the scene, Bridget!
I love the turn at the end, Bridget. Your poem makes me think of an apology as a sort of bridge we can walk across.
I really like the image of the water mist hovering in the air. Will the apology be made? Will it be accepted?
Yes -- both are needed. The three little words, "I forgive you" are often as liberating as "I am sorry," at least to me.
This is so visible, I can see the two people in a suspended silence. It is beautiful.
Thanks, Linda! Apologies are a delicate balancing act. =)
What an amazing insight, Laura! I love the idea of an apology as a bridge. =)
Thank you, Liz! The eternal risk/reward of an apology is what makes relationships so rewarding...and risky. =)
Thanks, Keri! I agree, and liberating on either end is good for relationships. =)
Thank you, Betsy! Apologies are a fragile process...but so worth it. =)
I love the 'water mist hovering...' you've captured the apology very well. I just heard Tracy Chapman's song this week - I love this song -Sorry, is all that you can't sayYears gone by and stillWords don't come easilylike sorry, like sorryforgive me, is all that you can't say...ChorusBut you can say, Baby,Baby, can I hold you tonightMaybe if I told you the right wordsat the right timeyou'd be mine.Touching just like your poem!
Thank you, BJ! I love Tracy Chapman and to have her AMAZING song lyrics talked about in the same comment as my poem is very kind of you. =)
Wow, Bridget. Your poem is so simple, yet contains the power of truth. Love both the imagery and the message. Thanks so much for sharing it with the world.
Thank you SO much, Michelle, for reading my words. Sometimes the simplest of poems carry the most weight. =)