clenched fists clutch false self
rehearsing shadow puppets
please see through the mask



Today we write a Senryu (which is like a Haiku, but focuses on the essence of a human moment).  It is supposed to contain self-forgiveness.
I wrote a dozen of these but was never satisfied.
The first was:

Believe. It’s true.
“God don’t make junk.”
And he made you.

And then:

Let go the bitter
surrender the self-assault
you are beloved

Both too prescriptive and dry.
I will have to revisit this prompt!