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A Rule of Thumb – Notthedane56

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Measuring the response
-the actual distance between
what I thought she said,
and what she thought
I meant
led to a discussion, of sorts

Confusion between us
the normal chain of events, leading
to one being mad, the other sad
wanting desperately to speak
the same language, but lacking
a usable dictionary between us,
which I thought I possessed, but the pages
with the solution, were torn out by one of us,
and I haven’t been able to find just where
she’s hidden them, yet

We most likely wouldn’t be together
if we spoke together
without arguing over, who is right
and why I must be wrong,
shaking my head in dismay, or
her raising her voice, the roof and the prospect
of one of us sleeping on the sofa, but not
allowing me to sleep with the favorite pillow
while doing so,

We love to disagree, agreeing that
our best asset,
the glue that holds our relationship
together,
often doesn’t last when wet, causing
one of us to fall upon their knees and beg
forgiveness,
that person who often is in that position, would
appreciate it, if she would take some of the burden
of kneeling,
as I am not a Spring Chicken anymore!

Our relationship as a rule of thumb
is 50-50, allowing us to give and take
to give each other leeway, and to accept
that we are both different and unique
in our own ways, without using unacceptable
language,

So stop calling me the strange one, OK?

 


 

This piece is the work of Notthedane56. You can find a lot more of his poetry, fiction and humor on his main site Everything in and around Denmark and on his new blog My House at the Sea

 


 

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