forgiveness is one of the hardest things for me to accomplish.
how does one forgive another for hurts they caused?
how does one forgive oneself for the self-inflicted hurts?
my body's scars remind me daily of my previous self-hatred.
my heart is full of the memory of others' cruelty.
how does one forgive? how does one forget?
i don't have an answer, not even for myself.
it is a prayer i constantly repeat.
(when i even remember to pray.)
forgiveness is a spirit-fruit every person yearns for,
but only few achieve.
the rest of us just try our best to grasp at the
shirt-tails of it,
hiding the resentment behind false smiles, false apologies.