Sunday, July 12, 2009

tribute # 82 (2x) - pointedly hurt man (2002)

I pulled my bag, beaded bungee sprung back, bounced

the man beside me on bus stared at me fixedly
eye contact, he carefully enunciated "ow.
that hit me". I apologized.

10 minutes along... "ow. that still hurts." petulant tone.

seeking me at route end
in the disembarking crowd, poked, "it *still* hurts."

deadpan? what more did he want of me?

does he not understand that causing pain, causes pain
and hurt sustained blossoms to anger?
why keep pointing it out?

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