Monthly Archives: July 2016

The list of things we said

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He said:

“Not to be an ass, but we

Hate each other.

As you may be aware, there is a party.

I am throwing it

And you will not be there”

Said my friend.

 

Then he listed

The reasons why:

“Because I despise you.

I think you are

Arrogant

Whiny

Vindictive

I do not want to be around you.”

 

I thought, arrogant

Whiny

Vindictive

Vindictive

Vindictive?

Am I?

Am I?

 

So I said “ok.”

I said “this is petty”

But I thought “vindictive”

 

Now, I am in no way disillusioned

I know full well that I am

Arrogant and

Whiny.

But vindictive, is that what I am?

Some secret corner of hate in my mind I do not know,

A crevice of my existence I have been oblivious to?

Is it there?

Is it there?

Is it there?

 

He wrote, in typical typed reply:

“We have hated each other for months now.

I don’t know how we kept it up.

I wouldn’t have called us friends, I don’t think.”

 

I thought, have we?

Was I as unaware of this as I was my streak of malice?

Surely not. We had been friends for years.

Vindictive.

Vindictive.

 

I responded:”Goodbye”

Vindictive

Hate

Despised

Yes, goodbye old friend,

You will be somewhat missed

 

His final response:

“It’s too hot to argue.

I’m sure it’ll all blow over

By September”

 

That is what he said.