I Wish I Knew Why

we’ve been trying for about three years now
this woman and I
we’ve been trying not to acknowledge
that we can never be friends
we arrange weird get-togethers
that feel uncomfortable from the start
both of us have quit one group
and one of us another
that we used to attend together
No violence
No blowup
No word or clenched jaw
I don’t dislike her
I don’t think she dislikes me
You might think it boils down
to preference
except for the myriad interests
we hold in common
or perhaps it’s
some kind of misunderstanding
except that I know it isn’t
I think we both know
that in this life
and perhaps for many more
we can never be friends.

About Sharon

Like anyone who lives long enough, I have experienced great loss and survived. I am convinced that my survival depends on my own participation in creating the reality I am living in, and I am determined to be a thoughtful and active participant/creator. These writings are my way of documenting that creation. As the song goes, "I will survive!" I chose the title Staying Vertical because I find that surviving isn't just staying on my feet physically. Keeping my thoughts and emotions on the vertical plane keeps me alive and moving forward. Thanks for joining me!
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