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Forgiveness Is the Fragrance That the Violet Sheds


she ran to me
crushed purple petals clenched
tears, an outstretched hand, confession:
it broke.


**"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it" - Mark Twain
I remember sitting in the bathroom of my parent's house when I was a kid with a copy of Reader's Digest memorizing this quote because I thought it was so beautiful.

This cinquain bought to you by the Yeah Write March Poetry Slam!

Jenny Poore5 Comments