Apology

"I'm sorry."
Words that used to hold meaning,
Used to get away from justice.
How can you be trusted?
Repeat crimes, followed by an apology,
Aren't what I need to soothe my soul.

"Forgive me?"
A pleading question best unasked.
You expect me to obey, set myself up.
But not again, no more pain.
No use though, I find myself losing.
Waving a white flag of forgiveness.

"Forget."
A command to overcome your selfishness.
But no!
I'll gather myself up again.
You're not going to do this again.
I won't be hurt again.

So I offer my own apology,
For leaving in the night.
I'm sure you'll forgive me.
Just as easily as you'll forget me.