The hands that thieve

“I felt no guilt till I was caught
And I was told that I was guilty
And even then I wasn’t really sure 
That the thing I felt was guilt itself
Or maybe it was something else:
Frustration at the fact that I was ever caught at all
I told a lie that multiplied
And, by the time I’d realized it
I’d given up everything I ever loved 
Because the thing you lack
When you’re looking back
Is the pressure, the fear that you have to act
Yeah, everything is clearer when
You’re looking at the past.”

–Tomas Kalnoky, The Hands that Thieve