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An Apology

Forgive me 
for backing over 
and smashing 
your red wheelbarrow. 

It was raining 
and the rear wiper 
does not work on 
my new plum-colored SUV. 

I am also sorry 
about the white 
chickens.

—F.J. Bergmann

F.J. Bergmann, “An Apology.”

Reprinted by permission of the author.

Poetry 180

About the Poet

F. J. Bergmann is the author of half a dozen chapbooks, including the Gold Line Press Chapbook Award winner A Catalogue of the Further Suns (2017).

Learn more about F.J. Bergmann at Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.