I forgive all of you
Not just the vicious you
When I took distance to mend these broken wings
I recognized the marks you left on me
I forgive all of you
Not just the passionate you
The one who wanted to love and be taken seriously
To no longer see the big picture in someone else’s frame
I forgive all of you
Not just the character you chose to play
The one who needed the stage and everyone
To bear witness and applaud
I forgive all of you
Not just the peaceful you
To break these chains
And forgive all of me
So, from this distance, with these mended wings
I can take flight

© Joseph Olsen