We have been thoroughly robbed
Truly and most assuredly as if
A thief in dark of night had come
Stolen what we failed, to protect
Oh- how most complicit we are!
We’ve lost untold stores and smiles
All those gems you just can’t buy
We’re left here to cry, for ourselves
We’ll guiltily hide the void inside
So, we never see it in the mirror of life
Never be reminded of our failing to you
Now we’re sorry, in all the wrong ways
Convincing ourselves you’ve found peace
From a narcissistic world… we’ve created
Poet of the Light © 2021
In memory of Gabby Petito.
We should be better than this by now.
May you one day forgive our failing you.