Thursday, April 28, 2011

Egress Largesse


Tell me that you

bought a card
and I’ll pretend you sent it.

I’ll say it was eloquent
if you pretend
you meant it.

We can tell our friends
we’re friends
to ease their apprehension,

say we didn’t hit the roof,
that it was more
ascension.

Tell me that you
bought a card
and I’ll pretend it flatters.

I’ll say that I wish you well
if you pretend
it matters.

4 comments:

Heaven said...

Nice play of words - simple yet telling of two people's relationship "status".

Kits said...

Lovely play of words J :)So nice to be reading your poetry again!

joaquin carvel said...

heaven & kits - thank you!

Aniket said...

I know, I know. I've... we've said that so many times that this is one of the favorites that the phrase has lost all its gravity. I had said the same for 'Other Words': http://lyricsandmaladies.blogspot.com/2010/02/other-words.html

But. I'd always love Frederick Darling for I love to sing it. I'd always love Apostrophe coz I frequently misuse it. I'd always love Simpleton for its mischief. I'd always love Other Words in hope to use it, someday. And now, I'd always love this one for the sheer truth it conveys about so many relationships we pretend to carry on. Especially in the current 'social world'. Part of the reason, I left Facebook and got back to blogging.

I so wish I had written this. I could retire after writing this and be content for the rest of my life.