That Mistake

by Janis Gaines

I saw that mistake you made
That flub for all to see
How embarrassing to turn pink
From cheek to cheek
You should have been there
But you weren’t
You let people down
Who were counting on you
You knew
And now everyone gives you that look
For that mistake you made
That one mistake
Might as well wear the scarlet letter
Around town
I know it well
And all I could feel
Was a flood
Of overwhelming

© September 3, 2009
Flowery Branch, GA