flimsy

i am a flimsy web
of uncertainty
i said,
quoting the poem,

relishing the ease
with which the words rolled around my tongue
and fell on your ears

until i watched doubt enter your faith
for the first time.

i am so sorry.

it’s all too easy
to deny the power i have
to crush another’s fragile
faith.

doubt is sacred
and not to be entered blithely.