I have a question for the universe;
I ask why it’s so easy to forgive others
and yet difficult to forgive oneself

Olive branches from olive trees
need deeper roots
for forgiveness to flow

…or a spiritual zugzwang ensues

©Vivian Zems

In chess, a player is said to be “in zugzwang” when any possible move will worsen their position.

Poets United  #481