Thursday, April 23, 2009

Enjoy Yourself!

If someone can't stand you because they need
you to do something to make them like you
then you need to get on a bus and find a new town
if you can't stand someone who needs you
perhaps you need to stand on someone
who is walking away from the image of you
or the needs expressed deliver a cool coating
of mint someone who stands you means they
found something they need from you
instead of a rug or a chair something
like groceries something inside instead
if someone wants something from you
then it's likely they need you or like you
if they don't they are probably too tired
to walk up the six-flights of stairs and knock
or barge in then if someone wants something
from you they probably need you and you
might develop a need for them too
which is fraught with its own batch of dangers
but totally natural so you should roll with it
and just understand any system of needs is
going to be complicated and just a bit fucked up.

3 Comments:

Blogger joanna said...

I like this. It reminds me of a book I loved when I was a kid, "I'll Be You and You Be Me."

http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Be-You-Me/dp/0060284595

8:44 AM  
Blogger joanna said...

Not because your poem is like a children's book, but because there's this section in the book in which two girls are imagining how they'll turn into each other-- "I'll get a little taller, and she'll get a little shorter. I'll cut my hair a little, and she'll grow hers." etc.

8:50 AM  
Blogger VicoLetter said...

VicoLe is happy that VicoLe's work day has begun with

'a batch of dangers'

zing!
xo

11:18 AM  

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