The cold sun steps out through the clouds
“I’m just a star, not a god, please forgive me”
The tree collapses back into itself
“I reached for the sky; the ground, forgive me”
The crow spits all its feathers back out
the only song it knows called “forgive me.”
I open the windows just to feel the cold’s mouth.
There are not enough blankets for you, forgive me.
The rain soaks; it can’t see from the sky
“This is the only way I can speak, forgive me, forgive me, forgive me“