Some friends are like a holiday
a favorite pair of shoes
the scratching post for kitten fingers to caress
Some friends can really wear you out
with their whinging and their blues
Yet more or less - not worse than all the rest
Some friends are chatty cherubim
and others? - they need therapy!
these flock like pigeons pooping on my roof
Fickle friends and loyal friends both casual / aloof
Over weaning minions with opinions by the ton
With lots of bitter Twitter or too syrupy.
Knuckleheads and pecker-woods
Tiresome? Fire some!
Who gets your jokes? Who's got the goods?
Hire some. Admire some.
Some friends are like a Gatling gun
Too cranky and too critical
So wonky or political
they eat away at sanity like Limbaugh or Sean Hannity
until I think I'm really gonna SCREAM!
But then I stop and take a breath
to realize we all face Death
And each of us just does the best he can
For all the loopy giggling
and the smattering of niggling
contentious as a bulldog on a bone ...
Friends are necessary - and it's scary -
just to wallow in the free time of my "me" time