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I want you to know

I want you to know

that despite your self-conscious pretension
your affected accent
your compulsive cynicism
despite your inability to listen
or sit still
or be quiet
for longer than a minute

despite that you can never lose an argument
despite that you slept with someone else
are thirty this year
despite your hair

I want you to know

that despite that you make me say things I don't mean
and pretend to enjoy things I don't like

despite that you think
I'm a alcoholic
because I'll have more than one drink at a party

despite that you make me nervous so I can't think
and make stupid spelling errors when I write to you
that you point out later on

I want you to know

that despite that I can only
speak about you bitterly to friend after friend
despite that I still get an unhealthy thrill
out of listing all your worst traits again and again

despite that you make me feel
repetitive, mean-spirited, combative,
cynical, fraudulent, judged

despite that you make me
want to hold you down
and put my hands over your mouth
so you'll shut up
I still love you (in a certain way)
despite myself.

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 2:29:00 PM
    wow...I know this feeling... awesome.... Linda

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Wow!!! Just spectacular, I was captivated from start to finish. Sadly the heart wants what the heart wants. I would say he is a jerk but I don't want to speak badly about someone you love *lol*

  1. Date: 12/15/2011 11:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super placement in Olajide's contest Zara. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/31/2011 4:45:00 PM
    Zara, quite a way to end this one.. If only we could switch our emotions off when needed hey...