Blake said, “The cut worm forgives the plow.”
This might make me wonder whether the plowman gains the same grace,
but I don’t think one can comprehend forgiveness
if one isn’t already prone to grudge-holding.
The cut worm doesn’t forgive, because no alternative exists.
Before we reach the point at which worms need to learn forgiveness
they will have gone on strike from their soil-churning duties —
crops will wither and fail
we’ll already be wondering whether we can ever forgive
the worms for their impudence.