Jane Greer


WE’D LIKE THEM TO BE DIFFERENT THAN THEY ARE
 
We‘d like them to be different than they are, 
those whom we love: more social, quieter;
smarter, less know-it-all, less self-effacing.
More passion would be nice—the kind we like—
with half the current drama. They should be 
less nosy, more concerned about our needs.
Sometimes our loved ones make us want to scream
with a small habit that they just can’t shake;
it would be wonderful if that were fixed. 
They think they’re trying hard, but just imagine
what they could become with a bit more effort.