Shame has Nothing
by Jason Tomlinson

Shame has nothing for me
I don’t need it and I don’t want it
mistakes will be made and that is what that is
but shame wants me to think that I am so bad that no one could ever understand
that my faults are too great
too unique
too anything
the truth is not found in thinking like that
behaving like that
or even for a moment wishing that
I would’ve could’ve or should’ve
what’s done is done
I gotta move forward
here now I declare
that shame will not ever get me there