Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Margin Of Error


Impossible it is to have zero defects,
In an ongoing business relationship...
When an attachment to spats and tit for tats,
Begin.
Escalated screaming matches do not end,
With a forgiveness easily given.

And allowing a margin of error to widen,
In which obvious disrespect...
Becomes an open battle shown in public,
That is addressed between two that exists...
So difficult it is to continue to accept this!
And then pretentions enter in.

Introductions of rumors gossiped,
Has in fact exposed reality.
And without maturity expressed,
Dividends of happiness one expects to get...
Is not worth the prospects,
Of waiting with patience for positive change...
People who pay exorbitant fees,
For counseling are led to believe.

And the better it is for one's emotional survival,
To just walk away from an investment lost.
Than to pay the cost to sit behind bars confined,
With lots of time on one's mind trying to forget...
Being impulsive, selfish and impetuous.

'When I pushed him off the balcony,
It did not occur to me then...
How high we were.
And how low I allowed myself to stoop.'

Submitted: Monday, August 06, 2012
Edited: Monday, August 06, 2012

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