I made a list
A ’10 Top Traits’
Of thing I don’t want you to hate

I drew them out
Each painful memory
So you would know the raw, true me

Impetuous and cold
Unloving, quite rude
Harsh, emotionless, much too prude

Haughty and angry
with eyes full or fire
unwilling to see good unless the need is dire

Impatient, erratic
more than just a touch insane
greatly unwilling to play another’s game

How can I answer ‘yes’
to a soul such as yours
when it seems I delight in slamming open doors

It’s not a not now
It’s not a we’ll see
It’s a take off that way, far away from me.