walking leaves

4

If you ran away, come back home
       Just   come   home

I tried to write
an apology.
After all,
every tornado
takes two
masses of air.
So it wouldn’t be fair
to lay the blame
on you.
At least,
that’s what I used
to believe.
After all,
I’ve seen my own share
of stormy weather.
But as it turns out
I didn’t contribute
to this particular storm.
I just got swept up
in your destruction.
I cannot write you
an apology
because the words
do not feel genuine.
There is only one thing
I am not proud of.
So this
is my apology:
I am sorry
for not loving myself enough 
to leave sooner.
—  Sorry, V.P.