(Written at age 12-13.)
Dear friend, I have hurt myself,
In hurting your emotions.
I have disrespected myself,
In disrespecting your notions.
I have dishonoured myself,
In dishonouring your point of view.
I have insulted myself,
In insulting what you think is true.
For by doing so, I have lost you.
I have thrashed my own dwelling,
And left myself unsheltered
From the sun and the moon's lighting.
Dear friend, in losing you I have
Lost the enjoyment of the warmth of the day,
Which now burns into my skin.
In losing you I have
Lost the enjoyment of the cool of the night,
Which now chills me into my within.
Dear friend, I am as sorry as can be.
So, dear friend, please forgive me.
For if you do,
My happiness, my life will return too.