At what point does forgiveness become a chronic disease


  1. Is it when your hands have become so steady

when they hardly shake the way they used to

picking up your chest’s most prized possession

                                                              Scattered      in

                           Jagged pieces


  1. Is it when your hand has become so stained with scars

that another would barely change the appearance all that much


  1. Is it when your hardened skin can’t feel the burning sensation

of pins and needles in the tips of your fingers anymore


                                Don’t you see

                        you could break my heart

                    in a thousand different lifetimes

                                         and still

                  still, I would pick up all the pieces

                and eagerly press them into your hands

                               hoping that this time

                           you’d be more careful not to