An Apology

Forgive me
for backing over
and smashing
your red wheelbarrow.

It was raining
and the rear wiper
does not work on
my new plum-colored SUV.

I am also sorry
about the white

©2002 F.J. Bergmann

"An Apology" was a finalist for the 2003 James Hearst Poetry Prize and appeared in The North American Review Vol. 288, No. 2. It was also selected by Billy Collins for the anthology 180 More (Random House 2005).

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