The Last Mercy

too much has passed between men
that will live unforgiven
until the last memory of it has died

keeps things stirred up

keeps peace in doubt

I’ve known my brother by his failings
and myself by my own
and have not forgiven either

start again …

soften the eyes of doubt

pray to the infinite affirmation
to guide my hand to mercy

try to forgive the unforgiven self



3 responses to “The Last Mercy

    • Achievement is less important to me than honest effort. I just try to get things moving in the right direction. And I do understand. I feel the same currents pulling my feet out from under me.


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