rather

Written by: andrew delapruch

rather be with you when
you’re angry,
rather know you when you’re
filled with rage,
rather be with you when your
fists are clenched &
your face is red,
rather be with you when
we can see the world together
just exactly the way it is,
rather be with you
when you’re considering
murder, chaos &
indifference,
than those moments when
the sun seems to be shining
just right where you are 
standing &
all of a sudden the birds seem
to have fluttered right up on your
shoulder,
like in some ****ing 
disney movie---
yes, rather be with you when you’re
pissed the **** off,
because you are more real,
less deceived, less naïve &
more capable then of
speaking the truth &
having a conversation that will not end
with you bailing
to go hang out & have
fun.