I Apologize by Yash Seyedbagheri

I apologize
for apologizing
but my voice is too sharp and a flick of my arm
too flippant
and don’t forget my jokes are about hillbillies and royals and incest
a train crash joke for good measure
it’s the world, hopeful humor doesn’t fit anymore
and if I don’t look like I’m paying attention
I apologize
I’m just multitasking and watching the world implode
I can’t bear a fusillade of words
firing into your smile
and leaving a shadow in your consciousness
through moonlit nights you so enjoy
and early-morning greetings
and your laughter watching some ridiculous 50s sitcom
I apologize for the next joke
the next time I lose my temper because you ask me
to clean something
or to focus on the future
and I fuck up
I hate apologies
if only there were something better than apologies
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About the Poet:

Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University’s MFA program. His stories, “Soon,”  “How To Be A Good Episcopalian,” and “Tales From A Communion Line,” were nominated for Pushcarts. Yash’s work  has been published in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Write City Magazine, and Ariel Chart, among others.

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