I open her book view with a grain of sand to this.
Under One Small Star
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
Please, don't be angry, happiness, that I take you as my due.
May my dead be patient with the way my memories fade.
My apologies to time for all the world I overlook each
My apologies to past loves for thinking that the latest is
Forgive me, distant wars, for bringing flowers home.
Forgive me, open wounds, for pricking my finger.
I apologize for my record of minuets to those who cry from
I apologize to those who wait in railway stations for being
asleep at five a.m.
Pardon me, hounded hope, for laughing from time to time.
Pardon me, deserts, that I don't rush to you bearing a
spoonful of water.
And you, falcon, unchanging year after year, always in the
your gaze always fixed on the same spot in space,
forgive me, even if it turns out you were stuffed.
My apologies to the felled tree for the table's four legs.
My apologies to great questions for small answers.
Truth, please don't pay me much attention.
Dignity, please be magnanimous.
Bear with me, O mystery of existence, as I pluck the
occasional thread from your train.
Soul, don't take offense that I've only got you now and then.
My apologies to everything that I can't be everywhere
My apologies to everyone that I can't be each woman and
I know I won't be justified as long as I live,
since I myself stand in my own way.
Don't bear me ill-will, speech, that I borrow weight words,
then labor heavily so that they may seem light.
- Wislawa Szymborska
Perhaps, this poem, also, is another place for us to step off into examining our own life.