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Oops. My Bad.
I am sorry for saying things when
No One Asked for My Opinion.
I am working on it. I am sorry
for bath bombs filled with glitter
even though *technically* they are not my fault.
I am so so sorry for no longer understanding
what people mean by *technically* like I used to
think I understood when I was 9.
I am sorry for when I was 9.
For the cruel selfish irony-savant
I was then, so gloriously terrible, it seemed.
I am sorry for being terrified. Sorry
for all my fears. Sorry
I could not carry the load, a load,
any load – could not accept anything
weighted with responsibility. Til God
came at me with Shock and Awe
and I lost my grit and wits and soul and brevity.
I traded all that in for a hill of beans.
I am sorry I was never king of that hill.
I’m sorry I ever hated anyone. I’m sorry
for being sorry. I’m sorry for my stained jeans.
Steve Henn is the author of Indiana Noble Sad Man of the Year (Wolfson 2017) and two previous poetry collections from NYQ Books. He writes and teaches in Indiana.
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