Lawrence S. Pertillar

The Ones Inside

I have learned...
Anytime when you speak of 'we'
You refer to those much like yourself.
And to those who may have your 'interests'
To protect!

You have taught me...
I am not a part of that group.
Comprehension has been my greatest asset.
I am not the one in your face,
In discussions regarding my well being!

You need not raise a single eyebrow,
When I am around in your presence.
I have known what you share in confidence,
As you and I cross paths...
Does not concern me.
Or the others 'inside' your house,
Providing your entertainment.

I don't need to be convinced.
I have known that all my life!
The others 'inside' giggling with your guests?
They have not caught on 'yet'!

You may want to address that frown on your face,
To them!
I'm not having it!
Or looking for direction,
To pass or fail inspection.
With or without acceptance or rejection.
I 'will' deliver your message to them,
And this time,
I want an increase in pay!
Saturday, January 12, 2008

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