‘Be fair’, were his parting words
‘even to those who gave you this heartburn’.
And I delved deep into those words
to absorb the underlying sense and wisdom
I tried to reach out to the other side
and made sure that I kept my promise.
But all I could see in the forbidden land
was some ugliness and lots of malice.
I retraced back my steps
with a pained and a heavy heart.
And that is how I erased those memories,
pretending we had never met.