a bit of regret

you thought you would, but couldn’t; 
the time, the place fell through —
instead, although you shouldn’t,
you let him see you through

the difficult incursion.
the aftermath: no doubt
that having let him in would mean
you’d finally seen

him out

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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