Kid A

A kid said I touched her.
I did not
not intentionally
not to my knowledge
not at any point in the short time
I had known her.

I tried to imagine
what she was referring to
what she was thinking of
what she might mean
when she said I’d touched her
but I was afraid to talk about it,
fearful I might be seen somehow
as trying to lead the witness,
so to speak.

I could never even understand what
I was supposed to have done.
Was it an inappropriate place
or an inappropriate kind of action
or at an inappropriate time
when no one else was around?
What exactly was supposed to have happened
and what exactly was I supposed to have done?

There were never any answers provided
not were any charges brought
but I made sure to never spend time
with that particular kid again.

she did exactly the same.

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