Here’s the thing, man.
It probably seems pathetically preposterous
to a person such as your profoundly proud self,
but at least pretend to listen.
You cannot validate me.
You are not me, nor I you.
You’re right about that part.
but I’m more you than you’d think,
in a darkly nonspecific way.
See how silly and sad that is?
You despise me for breathing
——- and for being right.
Look both ways as you try to understand people.
All the same, yet different.
Mind the gaps to help keep communication civil.