To be human is to be flawed,
to do wrong, to not know, to judge.
Yet to not right your wrong,
though time may have past –
flown away with autumn leaves,
melted snow, fresh spring, and aging sun –
would you not try to resolve?
Would you not try to diminish
your ill-doing, your error?
Would you not try to do good,
spread good, show humility,
love and mercy – while you are still here;
while you can still right your wrong?
Knowing that you have me on a chokehold?
Knowing that we still can’t breathe?