The Selfish Git

by Alastre Zidler

If I could lose the weight for good
And was born with a more handsome pedigree
An actor from tv
If I had my degree and made riches to support you and
Many children easily
If I made myself smarter
And learned to read books
And your mind with just a look
So I could know how to remedy
Every irritant or temperament
And I was closer to your family
Or further away from mine
If I was your ex
Or as good as him
At something
Like sex
Or what if
I never wanted sex
Or was better at it
Or went about it some other way
With an accent of European origin
(Irish or British
Or a charming amalgam)
Plus less facial hair
More facial hair
Maybe younger
Or abusive like so many others
Would I require the effort or present the challenge
To keep things
Exciting and interesting
Just a little longer for you
What if I had more to gossip about
And shared your opinions
On how things are and should be
If I could find a way to communicate
More effectively
Maybe then
If I shaved my back and cooked you dinner
Could it become important
(It doesn't have to be a priority)
But maybe once in a while
You could take it upon yourself
To do something
For me...?


Posted on 09/24/2005
Copyright © 2022 Alastre Zidler

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 10/01/05 at 02:56 PM

...alastre, got a good 'un here meman...you cover teacups to teats and do it well, i love the lilt of "what if i do... and/or what if i do?"...so, we're still waiting for an answer, eh?...heavy points in social responsibility/love/interaction, life in general yet you put a few specifics out there and both the general and specific sets this apart...love the continuing query...peace, chaz

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/31/11 at 01:41 AM

Biting sarcasm of a failed or failing relationship!

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