I Thought…

It’s all my fault! I thought

That I would bring you joy,

Not sorrow;

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Not anger, jealousy,

Not ill thoughts,

Not regret;

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I gave you what I thought

You needed; and yet, in doing so,

I’m sorry, I fell short;

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I thought that I was helping –

I was stirring emotions, which

Should not have been disturbed

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My good intentions – as they often are –

Were insufficient; I thought

That I could do you good

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I thought,

I thought,

I thought…