“I just don’t know what to do,”
she says. And on and on
she goes telling me all
the sordid details. “Do you?”
Weve talked of this very same situation
a thousand times. Over and over
starting with tears and ending
with a new plan and almost elation.
But, alas, she didn’t really want any advice
or even a different way to attempt
she really only desires validation and justification
to return to the same old vice.
Just like manning the booth at the fair
with a sign that says we will help
answer your gardening questions
and donate time to research with care.
But it wasn’t the answer they expected
Nor what they had planned to do
Since we didn’t agree with their perspective
Our carefully put together solutions are never directed.
The lesson learned and moral of this story
Is even when asked for advice
Beware! That isn’t at all what someone is looking for
And you will end up far, far from glory.