i never loved you as i should have
i never cared because i was unkind
at least i have never lied in my intentions
i was not ready, confused, and ripe
for i had much to learn
for i had much to put away
i do think of you at times
you were the best at heart
i’m sorry for i had not returned the favour
and although i should have made it right
it would have not worked
you understood that well
you were patient and kind

© simon whittle — 06.0422

unsent letter to the one I have taken for granted