Fierce Apology by Bob Langill









Fierce Apology

by Bob Langill


I accept your fierce apology


As you struggle to move your left foot


Amid a sudden savage weakness


That scares me tonight.



"I'm sorry. This isn't what I wanted."


I know.


How much it would delight you


To tickle my side and scurry off giggling.


It's there.



So I accept your fierce apology.


I support you as you clutch the walker


And move your left foot


    two inches


And keep us both from falling


    into despair.