which is
a hell of a lot harder
to do
while still living
on the earth

some sins
should not be
so swiftly forgiven

some promises
are better off
being broken

drunk words
are sober thoughts

i’m sorry
but you have to deny her
what she was
looking for
this whole time

you can’t move on
or forward
without first

she will have to bring you back
if she so chooses

she knows her heart
she knows her flaws 
she knows what she keeps hidden

and you will not break that
you will not find
what you want here

simply put
you have to give up
on earth*

*Title and last lines taken from Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones.