DEAR BROWN QUEEN

For the truth that was never admitted

And the deception you had to swim in

For the greater good that was burdened upon you

And all the ‘sorrys’ that were never sincere

Here is an apology

For the hugs that were never given

And the tear stains that lingered a little longer

For the feelings that had to be buried into extinction

And all the ‘thank yous’ that got lost in the mail

Here is my appreciation

For the passion that was forever tepid

And the desires that died untapped

For the affection too wild to overt

And all the ‘I love yous’ that never touched your ear

 Here is my heart.

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