From Your Point Of View
If you allowed from me,
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
What I have tolerated from you...
Over the many years,
I have accepted your thoughlessness...
We would have had a different relationship.
One that is more respecting.
And free of expressing a selfishness.
But from your point of view...
Your best is what I have been getting.
And maybe what it is I most need to see,
Is your ability to care for me.
Since we both have long witnessed,
The giving you do to your self centeredness...
As if it supplies you with determination.