a matter of words

sometimes it just so happens
you are thrust into responsibilities
uncontained
a life flashes by and echos of
misunderstandings brings words
unconstrained

momentary lapse and regret knocks
sinking heart pulses with self
disdain
escalation elevates erring enmity
encapsulating entire egos erstwhile
entrenched

maturity jumps ships exposing
baseless wounds of yore still
maintained
shiny times simply forgotten
a choice for misery
sustained

just a step in the right direction
or a step back consciously if not
abstained
a chance mayhaps at a journey
together without blades for tongues
retained