I want to apologize
for not recognizing you as a mistake;
for not seeing that you,
of all people,
would be the first to see me fall.
And I did fall,
but it was not into your arms.
It was on the sidewalk outside the movie theater
where I told you,
on a first date,
that we should just be friends.
You drove 50 miles for a rejection
and I’m sorry…
but if it helps,
it’s been more than a year since then
and I’m still driving.