A Couple of Things
I will not call you at midnight
To wish you 'Happy Birthday'-
I need my sleep and you need yours.
I will not make you an elaborate card, either.
Your birthday falls bang in the middle of a lot of things
I have to work, cannot afford distractions.
I will not call you at odd hours, just to say 'Hi!'
Time cannot be wasted, the minute is unforgiving,
I have a mountain of work that awaits completion.
I will not drive through the rain to offer you solace.
That's dangerous, I'm a klutz and you don't really want me dead-
I want to live and be a part of your life.
I will not be overcome with jealousy if your flirt with her-
But- know this- it will hurt me deep inside,
I am entitled to my own friendships and so are you.
I will not seem warm, or enthusiastic about us.
But I swear that I'm not cold; or indifferent towards you-
I don't know how to tell you this, but you mean the world to me.
Author's Note: That was me playing with a quirky format while in a rather contrary frame of mind. What did you think of it?