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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 

—F.J. Bergmann

F.J. Bergmann, “An Apology.”

Reprinted by permission of the author.

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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.