9472065573_2c6abb69c9_bRedemption lurks
In unseen caverns
Like a wisp of wind
Like a warm embrace

I desperately covet
Those liberating words
The words
Which will set my guilt free
The words
Which will release
My tortured heart

“I forgive you”

I sometimes hate myself
Bitter about
My heinous choices
My shameful weakness
My lack of forgiveness
My wicked collapse

My grief
Flows like blood from a wound

My flaws
Exposed as the sun in the sky

My shame
Burns like the Northern Star

My anger
Roils like a deadly storm

By the skeletons in my closet

Poem inspired by this week’s prompt at The Reverie.