“You’ve never failed before”
The words were spoken
“At least not when it mattered”:
Unhelpful remarks to a damaged girl.
The empty womb a reminder of
A fail? Compare my loss.
It wasn’t of my doing
I failed not – it wasn’t me
That caused my life such ruin.
Words like such restrict the healing
Well intended though received in harm
You have failed to express your true meaning.
I have failed none.