Saturday, March 4, 2017


First-I do not deserve this!
What a strange word- deserve.
Who decides?
When does a spontaneous moment of anger
become an eternity of disappointment?
First- I pissed some people off.
Second- What did you do?
First- I let my emotions rule.
Second- I cannot punish you for that.
First- I will punish myself forever.
Second- Why do we not make friends?
First- Because I can only be your friend when you tell me you do not love me.
Second- I....can't.
First- Then we will never be friends, only lovers that cannot be friends.

(Gerry Aldridge 2017)