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I Didn’t Want to Talk to You Today

"Hard Thoughts Soften Over Dinner" - Izak, c. 2003
“Hard Thoughts Soften Over Dinner” – Izak, c. 2003

i didn’t

want to

talk

to you

today:

i was

angry,

more than

annoyed,

fuming at

my desk

burdened

as i was

with cares

duties

responsibilities;

i wanted

nothing

to do

with you.

 

‘grow up’

you tell me;

‘grow up’

i tell you –

behaving like

irresponsible

madcap

sulky

teenagers

as we

once were;

both of us

unwilling

unlikely

to give up

to give in

both claiming

to be

right;

neither wanting

to be

wrong.

 

but

you said

hello:

brightly

politely

in that

irrepressibly

perky way

of yours;

and i

dither,

and i

fume,

and then

sigh…

 

life is

too short

to stay

angry

at anyone…

 

…especially

you.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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