Another contribution by Views from the Edge poet laureate Steve Shoemaker.
I forgive you.
Never say that. This makes you the good
one–superior, in fine control—
condescending to the one that’s bad.
Say nothing, but take the active role:
think, imagine what the other one
likes–what would make them feel happy, whole..
Act in loving ways; make a day fun
for your partner, lover, or your spouse.
Live forgiveness: be an act of grace.
Editor’s note: Steve knows about these things. He and Nadja have been sweethearts since high school and have been married forever and a day. To Nadja and his friends…Steve himself is an act if grace.