apology

What is forgiveness?

Is it when it no longer hurts or
Is it after we are even?
Is it when we let go or
Is it after we blowout?
Is it when the debt is paid or
Is it after we pay back?
Is it when we forget or
Is after we almost never remember?
Is it when we apologize or
Is it after we beg forgiveness?
Is it when our apology is accepted or
Is it after we are forgiven?