Sunday, April 17, 2005

Octet on Rejection

I have at the end of a relationship been told how much he respects me, how he will always remember me as a dear friend. Emphasis already being on the past, when we are not quite broken-up yet - officially at least.

It would be better to be told he was leaving me because I totally repel him. A qualified rejection is an easier decision to come to terms with. I never understood how I could remain a dear friend, worthy of respect yet not be loved. Specially, when once there was an such over-abundance of that feeling.

Like Seth, I am left to wonder "Why is it true my ample self-affection Will not suffice to buoy me in rejection"

Octet - Vikram Seth

You don't love me at all? O God. O Shit.
You still 'respect me.' Thanks. I value it
About as much as one who's asked to use
A second hat when he's in need of shoes.
Since, I discover, my own self-respect
Is quite enough to keep my spine erect
Why is it true my ample self-affection
Will not suffice to buoy me in rejection?

2 comments:

buckwaasur said...

holy fuck...u come up with another blog while i'm commenting on ur earlier one?!?! what the...

well...humans have to somehow assuage their guilt...else cognitive dissonance will kick in...:-))

seth is awesome as usual...:-P

Anonymous said...

Alas, very sad..*Hugs*

Have a great weekend.
Take care, God bless and be well.