Trash Bin

(free verse)

No one wants me to bare my soul
There’s too many sins, and 
I’ve hurt too many people

My mind is free
I don’t feel bad (except I do)

Besides, they hurt me too and they’ve never said,
“Sorry.”

So, why should I pull out old wounds that I have locked away
just so they can feel better about the way they behaved?
And find forgiveness from a god they’ve never met
I owe them nothing and I do not regret one decision I’ve made to protect myself
from them
from us
from me

It’s time to move on
It’s time to believe that these horrible memories can be imprisoned
held captive, left for dead in yesterday’s
trash bin

– Selena Boyts (2019)

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