A Brief Friendship
For those who jump
when friendship beckons
and seal their pact in miniseconds
go from a grump
to being happy
they've learned that life
if it is crappy
brings only strife.
But wait, what if they do at first
cling to the warmth of status quo
in an insatiable thirst
they sit and watch the union grow.
Yet, humans being rather fickle
they'll take the tiniest excuse
a word, a gesture comes, to tickle
and plants the seed (the devil's ruse?)
which now creates a plant with leaves
developing into a huge
and monstrous climber, to the eaves
it looks convincingly like Scrooge.
No further sign is now required
the catchcry now is condemnation
a fleeting friendship has grown tired
all faith, a product of inflation.