I don't recall what I said

To upset him

That wet lunch-time at school.

Anyway, he slapped my face but

Ever since then I've regretted

My failure to retaliate.

That was fifty years ago and

Being uncertain of my reaction

I've always feared another slap.

Last night you slapped me and

This morning, taken into custody,

I know


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