A younger relative offended me
with nasty tantrum words and flouncing out.
She seems too old (past 39) to be
relapsing into sarcasm and pout.
She “circled back” days later, to review
the circumstance and context of her fit
(still young enough to grasp at “closure” you
and I would deem a waste of time and wit).
She opened with apology, but then
attempted to excuse herself – confessed
she asked her spouse if he would speak to me.
I love her but I never said “amen,”
and now I wonder how it could be best
to delegate deserved apology.