This

seeking forgiveness
for actions
not takenedit
words
not spoken
regrets
not unwarranted

youthful ignorance
gave way to
stilted maturation
not me
not my responsibility
not now
maybe later

later
oftentimes a no-show
later
may have passed
later
never was acknowledged

now
is the later you put off
now
is the time to right wrongs
now
is the time to say ‘I’m sorry’
now
is not to say ‘I’ll do better’
now
you relinquish the ignorance
now
you embrace knowledge
now
you recognize your injustices
now
you take charge
now
you stand up

Now.
You.

– Mark L. Lucker
© 2017
http://lrd.to/sxh9jntSbd