absolution abc’s

do you believe
what you tell yourself
is not an excuse

what is said like skeletons
flesh thrown
on animation

do you distrust
what you do not say
lingering like a wound

or forgetful deeds
breathed into air

have you created
things that make you
do things that give you
easy reasons why

or maybe still cold
rain touching skin feels
like first bloom?

i hope
so