Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Knuckleheads


Remember hearing that promise,
To forgive and forget...
After that argument had,
With a mate or a spouse.
Believing that an apology,
Permanently puts a coolness to a heat out?

And then new neighbors move in.
With your mate or spouse becoming a friend.
And then one day you see these neighbors and wave,
To receive a raised eyebrow and a middle finger...
Directed your way and highly displayed?

It's just a guess...
Someone very close to you,
Has either lied or has embellished the truth...
With a doing to leave you unforgiven.

But...
Before jumping to conclusions,
Remember hearing that promise,
To forgive and forget...
After that argument had,
With a mate or a spouse.
Believing that an apology,
Permanently puts a coolness to a heat out.
And 'maybe'...
Just perhaps,
That decision to do it...
Is still needing more time to find,
When that forgetting WITH forgiveness,
Is appropriate to do.
But allow your 'coolness' to stay with you.

'Hi honey.
I just saw the new neighbors.
Have they been over lately? '

~Oh yes.
In fact...
They were here just a few minutes ago.
And you wouldn't believe,
How offended they became...
When I shared with them,
The pet names you give to all our new neighbors.~

'Like...
WHAT? '
What pet names? '

~Don't worry about it.
I told them that's how you are.~

'Honey...
That was more than five years ago.'

~You know...?
You're right.
How can I let something like that slip from my mind? ~

Before jumping to conclusions,
Remember hearing that promise,
To forgive and forget...
After that argument had,
With a mate or a spouse.
Believing that an apology,
Permanently puts a coolness to a heat out.
And 'maybe'...
Just perhaps,
That decision to do it...
Is still needing more time to find,
When that forgetting WITH forgiveness,
Is appropriate to do.
So...
Allow your 'coolness' to stay with you.

'I think I'll go over to invite them to dinner tomorrow.'

~Why?
We don't need those 'knuckleheads' over here.~

Submitted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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