Regret

“I’ll chase you”,
says Regret
“wherever you go.”
Hide me in your silence,
I will still thrive
Pretend being the accused,
I will still be alive.
Smash me by indulgence,
I will not turn away.
With you,
forever, I will stay.

But, after failing,
for once,
Admit my presence.
Mourne, or get angry,
don’t give in to pretence.
For once,
forgive yourself
And I promise, then
I will walk away.