Tracking the Remembrance of Touch


I do not want an apology, i said
I won't beg for the favour to apologize, you said

i wanted to brow beat you into shameful silence
i wanted to see you run from the room, tears streaming
i wanted to tell you next time
   i would present you
   with the dagger myself
   fist wrapped around the blade
i wanted to hurt you so bad

all i managed was to express calmly and gravely my indignation

you walk away perhaps a little humiliated

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Tracking the Remembrance of Touch ©1996 François Lachance