Sitting on a park bench, bonding with the pigeons,
rays of sunshine penetrate the darkness of my understanding.
And in a flash I forgive you.
Not for what you’ve done
But for who you are. The human that is me.
In a nanosecond I feel liberated from the bruises of the past.
Angst turns into compassion
Turmoil mutates into clarity
Suspicion morphs into trust.
I’ve transcended the bitterness,
Overwhelmed by a profound feeling of peace,
I feel redeemed.
Then as I look up I can’t contain myself at the sight of two lovers across from me:
“Go on. Do it. Embrace the power of forgiveness!!”