Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

The Giver Should Have Known


Given to take for what it is from another,
Who has only one desire and that is to give...
Is less time consuming.
And relieves one from assumptions.
Especially when an appreciation isn't exchanged,
In the doing what has been done.
But then the receiver pretends a getting offends.
And what has been given is completely different,
From what had been wished that silences expectations.
Or disappoints a heighten anticipated excitement.
To then hear complaints upon an accepting of it,
With a pointless explanation...
That the giver should have known what was preferred.
Although the receiver accepts,
As a suitable substitute to tolerate making an exception...
To have the act of giving a process that dissipates.
And erased is a sincerity the giver had in the first place,
To never attempt in a doing to do ever for that one again...
For the sake of seeing another pleased by a doing done,
Unexpectedly.

Submitted: Thursday, July 04, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

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