Painstaking Accountability

Painstaking Accountability
by Valerie Parente

The thing about making a decision
that you really don’t want to make
is that when you hurt your own feelings
you have no one else to blame.
It’s a hell of a lot harder
and takes a hell of a lot longer
to accept your own message
when you know you were never helpless.

– Valerie Parente (8-29-2020)