Maybe I find these people
Exhausting because I know them too well
or maybe it is because
Family is a set of expectations
Arbitrarily set rolls
that have developed through several decades
God forbid we readjust
God forbid we analyze anything
It’s a persistant battle
to claim an imaginary birthright
Hard-ass straight shooter versus
“Kind,” whimsical, idealistic dreamer
Despite the kindess displayed
Being surface level and self-serving
Hard-ass has written for years,
mentioned it, but no one cared to listen.
I wonder why he doesnt dream.
He was never given that luxury
commodified and expected out right
Go against the written script
and you’re the stubborn, obstinate asshole
But the dreamer gets his way
by complaining and leveraging his whine.
I was told to “get a grip”
And dealt with it. I guess I turned out fine.