I am sorry I am so prickly

toward you

the one I love the most

I am sorry I did not

take your outstretched hand

when you offered it to me

I should have held it

I am learning still

how to be


even in disagreements

Together we are learning


I am sorry I was silly today

I will try not to be so silly tomorrow

I will grow out of this

just as you are growing out of it

I love you with all I have

and all I will be

and all I have been

Even in my silliness

I still love you