Forgiveness is a Zephyr

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(with apologies to Emily Dickinson)

Forgiveness is a zephyr
that stirs throughout the night
without a hint of turbulence
to snuff the candle’s light.

Its whisper softly beckons
when hearts are bitter cold
and only in the strongest grip
could fury breach its hold.

I’ve sensed its gentle nudging
in trench and storm-tossed sea,
and never has its promise failed
or disappointed me.

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cc-by-nc-nd  Mary Boren, 2014