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I'm Sorry/ Our First Fight

by KJ Hart 2 months ago in sad poetry

a true story of regret

I'm Sorry/ Our First Fight
Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

I'm Sorry

With every ring,

My heart sinks lower

Into my chest.

The emotions:

Joy, depression,

Regret, and remorse,

Float to the surface

All at once.

My head feels as if

It could explode

At any moment.

Every minute that

Passes since my last

Text, my eyes

Begin to water, a sob

Gets caught in my throat.

I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

Our First Fight

Picture it: our first fight.

You're on the couch watching T.V.

while I'm in the kitchen,

washing dishes and stealing glances at you.

I fall asleep on the couch that night--

unable to will myself into the bed.

Once the lights are out,

I listen to the voicemails you've left for me.

I feel the tears well up in my eyes.

I'm tempted to crawl next to your

sleeping form, I feel it's been

ages since I felt your body next to mine.

I sit up, but am unable to move an inch farther, instead,

I stare into the cold, empty fireplace.

The next morning, I find myself wrapped in a blanket,

this small act of kindness reminds me of how trivial fights

can be, in fact, I can't remember why we're fighting.

So, I write you a note and leave it on the kitchen table, saying,

"I'm sorry. I love you with all my heart...

for better or for worse."

You come home and find my note,

as well as me sitting on the couch with

tear-stained eyes.

You sit next to me and give me a

long, loving hug.

Though I know this will not be our

last fight, we will always come back

to each other.

Every time I look at your face,

into those kind eyes,

I remember every reason I fell in love

with you,

and the reason why I want to spend the

rest of my life with you.

sad poetry
KJ Hart
KJ Hart
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