Overly Apologetic

Oh, if you knew the amount of resistance

I summon from the moment I awake

to resist constantly apologizing

For each imperceptible mistake

From asking how you are feeling

With too serious a tone

To not chuckling right on cue

At your most recent subtle joke.

That I’m not pleading forgiveness

After each social exchange

Is nothing less than miraculous

For one who identifies as socially strange

Believing my words inflict wounds

Despite the kindness of intent

And my presence evokes discomfort

To those who strive to be present.

I could refrain from saying “I’m sorry”

As my one default catchphrase

But in the future event of hurting you

I will overly apologize away.

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

One thought on “Overly Apologetic

  1. You know this is a problem
    being too overly apologetic
    it is in your heart’s bottom
    want to change the feeling
    this hinders all the chances
    to have a life truly awesome
    when needed we say sorry
    learning how to do it right
    it’s surely a step nearer
    for our souls to blossom.

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