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?