September 26, 2019


Notes on a Facebook Post


I had thought to do a grand thing

but I did a dumb mistake instead

now everyones laughing at me

and I have to say or act like its okay

but it isnt okay, I grapple with guilt

I struggle with the phantom of

were they right or was I wrong

wondering if that dumb mistake

was rather of greater error a part

I couldnt see that everyone could

whos laughter now waters shame

growing weed-like in this garden

where everyone else grows a rose


were last nights gut punches nothing

or were they much more than nothing


for all of that this pain is no less real


The Grand Thing
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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