Poems and Poetry

Just Listen, Don’t Solve | A Poem by G.S. Katz

She’s frustrated by the situation
Being a guy I want to solve the problem
But I know she just wants me to listen
And not offer suggestions

After some conversation
I ask if I’m helping
She says no
And I slink away to take a nap

Men have trouble just listening
We are hard wired to solve and move on
She suggested taking a walk
I bought us lattes, she chose the flavor

Compromise is easy
When we agree to disagree
Problem not solved
But everyone’s happy, sorta


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