Anne D. Salyer: Forgive Me


Forgive me if I walk away

With words left upon my tongue.

My intentions have no voice.

Forgive me if I turn

From the shadows in your eyes.

My own keep them closed.

I built these walls

For my heart will start to bleed

If I let them down just a moment

To feel your broken bones.

Forgive me if I shed no tears

When the cold rain beats you down.

It’s not that I do not care.

I must turn my face away

For the sake of self-preservation.


© Anne D. Salyer

sea shells

Excerpt from the book “A Treasures of Seashells”


Anne D. Salyer

I was born and grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. Eventually I escaped to Kansas where I met the love of my life with whom I’ve been with for 25 years. We currently reside in Overland Park with three cats, my neglected poetic children, and this raccoon puppet. All in all, it is a good life!

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3 replies

  1. Beautiful 🙂


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