I let you down. It was a small infringement upon our love, but one I can’t forget.

This Morning

There are many kinds of abuse
and I abused you this morning
Letting you face the day
more tired than I,
who stayed in bed
When I knew you anticipated
a tough meeting
and might have wanted support,
or at least words
And I elected sleep,
or what served for sleep,
to send you off wordless

Poetry Collection: Corner of My Mind
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Jim Freeman’s
poetry collection

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