You try too hard to deal with me.
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
My basic approach reflects a complexity.
I know this!
And I can understand,
Why you believe there is much more to me.
But there isn't.
Between you and me...
I will admit this!
I am a victim of my own brilliance!
You did not hear that from me,
If it was discovered I had 'that' much confidence...
People would mistake my arrogance for pride.
And I much rather have them believe I am conceited.
Contrived and full of myself.