We say it’s going to get better.
We say that you are loved.
We say, we say that your transgressions
don’t shock us.
We say that it might not get better but
you are loved.
We say the end is inevitable.
We say the end is indelible. It’s written
We say the broken feeling you feel is
something you feel.
We say the ways you’ve been misunderstood
we know, too.
They are inevitable. Hope if you can if
you are able.
We say when people lie they do so because
they are afraid of telling the truth.
We say they are afraid they won’t get what
They are venal but so often so are we.
We say what you did is in fact a big deal.
We say nevertheless that it doesn’t shock us,
that you’re still just a kid, and even if you
weren’t we’d still not be shocked. This world.
We say that we forgive you though the
system will not.
We say that we’d like the system to not be
so one-size-fits-all, but there are so many
of us and there is only so much time, and
what should we do, throw down everything
so that we can make the consequences
appropriate for each case?
We say that would take so much time and
energy and we’re so tired.
We say we’re so tired.
We say that you’re still alive but it’s no
life you’ll be leading.
We say we’re sorry. For everything.