Did You Understand It?
You've written something with several typographical errors.
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
And I question the correctness of your language usage.
Plus it had been written in mixed tenses.
I read it more than once.
And after the third reading it finally dawned on me,
You may have done this intentionally.
'Did you understand it?
What it was I tried to do? '
I'm not sure.
'How would you critique it? '
I don't know if I can.
'And you read it three times? '
'Why should I bother to correct it?
If 'you' read something I wrote...
And you have never expressed any interest before?
In anything I've ever done?
Why should I correct it?
This is the first time you and I have communicated,
All it took was a few errors,
To get you to give me what I have been wanting.
Read this! '
Your first and third lines rhyme.
But the rest of it...
I think this is a bunch of garbage.
And all this time,
You had me believing...
You didn't care.'