You Never Cry


You have many close friends

Men, women—it's all the same


For you, love is nothing if not convenient.


I have few close friends

Men, women—relationships that differ


For me, love is total dedication.


I'm glad I was useful to you.

A momentary blip on your radar screen.

Though I'm sorry we don't see love eye to eye.

And you never cry.


David Oesper