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I’m sorry I’m so sorry

by Melissa Ingoldsby 10 months ago in heartbreak
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Dear secret in the cracks

I’m sorry I’m so sorry
Photo by the blowup on Unsplash

I was a child

Looking at you like this was everything

Like you were

Everything.

I was a child who didn’t care about pain because life seemed like an endless dream

I’m

Sorry

I was a child who looked at every crack and instead of ignoring it, I had to noisily point them out

While everyone wanted me to smile and pretend they weren’t there

I’m sorry

I was a child that wanted to grow up but also stay your young daughter forever, safe,

No cracks,

I’m

Sorry.

I was a child and I grew into the cracks

While everyone else was filling it up, encasing me,

Showing off how our whole family was okay without me. I’m sorry

I was a child

I’m

Sorry I was a child

I’m

Sorry I am so sorry.

heartbreak

About the author

Melissa Ingoldsby

I write short stories and poetry. I hope you find yourself in between the spaces of my words.

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