looking inward

i see the self

me

i am wretched

pathetic

once as a lover and a husband

i see my ex

walking in our place of worship

and i know prayer is not only a power

but in the present this hour

the only thing i can do

our sons are a mess

and i can only confess

my sins to the father

and get absolved

a solution

but sadly only after

the facts

of what i have truly

lacked all of my life

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