Phillip Lopate

Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Phillip Lopate
Brooklyn, New York City, New York

We Who Are Your Closest Friends

Rating: 5.0
we who are
your closest friends
feel the time
has come to tell you
that every Thursday
we have been meeting
as a group
to devise ways
to keep you
in perpetual uncertainty
frustration
discontent and
torture
by neither loving you
as much as you want
nor cutting you adrift

your analyst is
in on it
plus your boyfriend
and your ex-husband
and we have pledged
to disappoint you
as long as you need us

in announcing our
association
we realize we have
placed in your hands
a possible antidote
against uncertainty
indeed against ourselves
but since our Thursday nights
have brought us
to a community of purpose
rare in itself
with you as
the natural center
we feel hopeful you
will continue to make
unreasonable
demands for affection
if not as a consequence
of your
disastrous personality

then for the good of the collective
Friday, May 20, 2016
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COMMENTS
Chinedu Dike 20 May 2016
Ostracism occassioned by unrepentant display of disastrous personality is well depicted in the poem. Lovely piece that captures real-life deplorable situation well articuted, and nicely penned with insight. Thanks for sharing Philip. Please read my poem POETIC MASTERPIECE.
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