you really didn’t say that….

your really didn't say that

i had just
stopped by
aunt bea’s
was relating
a problem
i was having
with a friend
of mine
i said
she always wants
to pay
for things
just want
to have things
you know
what I mean
i could see
aunt bea’s eyebrows
just above the borders
of her
reading glasses
she said
accountant syndrome
relational spreadsheet columns
must always
zero out
my dear
is not about
the books
at the end
of the day
it’s about

11 thoughts on “you really didn’t say that….

  1. So many of us don’t want to be beholding to others, but isn’t friendship and love about trusting? So hard to accept a gift of love without expecting there to be strings attached.

  2. I am reminded of the late, great Tommy Cooper. Whenever he heard anyone say “It’s not the money, it’s the principle”, he would say, “No it’s not. It’s the money.” And that was that.

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