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Leefstyl | Lifestyle > Gay > Poësie | Poetry

Oh, before you go ...


Pieter van den Heever - 2008-01-24

Oh, before you go ...

Dear momma's boy
I know you've had your butt licked by your mother
I know you've enjoyed all that attention from her
And every man graced with your presence after

Dear narcissus boy
I know you've never really apologised for anything
I know you've never really taken responsibility
I know you've never really listened to a anyone

Dear me-show boy
I know you're not really into conflict resolution
Or seeing both sides of every equation
Or having an uninterrupted conversation

And any talk of healthiness
And any talk of connectedness
And any talk of resolving this
Leaves you running for the door

Why do I try to love you when you really don't want me to?

Dear egotist boy
You've never really had to suffer any consequence
You've never stayed with anyone longer than ten minutes
You'd never understand anyone showing resistance

Dear popular boy
I know you're used to getting everything so easily
a stranger to the concept of reciprocity
People honour boys like you in this society

And any talk of selflessness,
working at this,
being of service
Leaves you running for the door

You go back to the guy who will dance the dance
You go back to your friends who will lick your ass
You go back to ignoring all the rest of us
You go back to the centre of your universe

Dear self-centered boy
I don't know why I still feel affected by you
I've never lasted very long with someone like you
I never did - although I have to admit I wanted to

Dear magnetic boy
You've never been with anyone who doesn't take your shit
You've never been with anyone who's dared to call you on it
I wonder how you'd be if someone were to call you on it

Any talk of willingness
and any talk of both feet in,
any talk of commitment
Leaves you running for the door

Why, why do I try to change you when you really don't want me to?

You go back to being so oblivious
You go back to the centre of the universe!