the price of forgiveness

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there is a person
who was mean-spirited
and who’s actions were
thoughtless
cruel

there is a person who caused me
distress
sadness
created a rift
changed my heart
not for the better

I forgave them
it was for me
not for them
they neither know, or care

they have cancer
stage one
curable

I don’t feel anything
not glad
not sad
not vindicated
not empathetic

Is this the price you pay?
for forgiving emotional tyrants?

very sad