A Friend Should

A friend should accept
That a friend is
The way she is.
Isn't that what
A friend does?
A person who loves
No matter what
And accepts you
No matter who
You are?

So, why can't
They accept
That I'm fine
How I am?
Though I have
My ups and downs.
Why can't they resist
That one certain flaw
And constantly try
To change it?

Can't they just drop it?
And leave it alone?
And accept it as
Part of who
I am?

A friend should
Love me
And stop trying
To change me,
As I do not try
To change you.