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Excuses



I'm sick of excuses.
Sicker yet of those who accept
and normalize them.
We say "apology" but we mean excuse.
We say "reason" but we mean excuse.
We say "listen," and then spew excuses
like we're getting paid for each one.
I am going to reject them all from now on,
bad ones, good ones.
Yours, mine.
I will impose silence
on everyone
just to quash the risk
of hearing one more excuse.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.