Showing Respect

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 10th, 2020, is “dogs.” Use the word “dogs” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Like a little puppy dog
You come to me
Your tail between your legs
Can I forgive you or not?
Do I have it in me again?
I am tempted, but
This is not the question
Nor the answer
Forgiveness is easy
Because I know
It serves no useful purpose
To withhold it
For either you or me
But what I need to know
And what you are really asking
Is if I will allow you
To stick around
To possibly do it again
If it were the first time
If only
But if I should do that
I’d be showing disrespect
To the essence of my soul
To myself
And that I cannot do
And I’m not sorry
For that reply

Debbie Gravett © 2020.01.10

JusJoJan: Dogs
Image by Winsker from Pixabay


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