Literally Literary
Published in

Literally Literary

Austere Forgiveness

A Poem — after Ginsberg

Photo by Nate Bell on Unsplash

Forgiveness for the town criers
Forgiveness for the ballot counters
and their technological aids
Forgiveness for the health of the
old and sick
Forgiveness for the narcissism
that struck when you married me
Forgiveness for running social bodies
onto reefs of hope
then dashing them into an iceberg
Forgiveness for never
having joined a proper union
Forgiveness for governmental failure…




We've Got a Story for You

Recommended from Medium

Unknown History

I still think of you


When Elephants Dance

in the end the greatest thief of life is time

all that Shrieks

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
J.D. Harms

J.D. Harms

Former hairstylist, perpetual philosophy student, swallowed by poetry, writing, ideas

More from Medium

The Monster of Disorientation: Prose Poem

Take Me to Your World

And So, I Have Been Laughing All Day, Because I Can Read, the Agent Tagged Me as an Independent…