I apologize for the years,
I didn't notice,
nor cared for
your well-being.

I apologize for the neglect;
for feeding poison,
while speaking words of
health and safety,
solidarity and care,
while singing songs of fair play
and walking marches for justice.

I apologize for the thought
you wouldn't notice
I used and
turned away from you.

I apologize for this all.

carry me while I'll care for you
best friend,
best body.