Not ‘selfish’, she says. more ‘difficult to get on with’.

Ahhh, I say, that’s code for ‘tricky’.

I know I am. My best mate is too.

Human beans are ‘tricky’ all around.

They don’t grow straight. They grow with all sorts

of genetic quirks; there’s always something askew,

that rubs people up the wrong way, that chafes.

How people live together, I don’t know.

Sometimes I have trouble just living with me.

I’m not a one trick pony, but I am tricky.

pic courtesy of Pinterest

29 thoughts on “Tricky

  1. I love the human beans and how you carry on the image. We are tricky and finding somebody one can live with is a gift. The glorious parallel of an equals sign. Side by side, never running acropper… at least not often. 😂 Family units are a miracle of compromise and interdependence. And yet, oddly, so integral to our society. When we went to Indonesia in 2015 the “children raised by a village” concept was in clear evidence. I envied it. But I am a very social person – not a full blown extravert but I do love and need people. Not everyone is like that. Some people need space.

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  2. even the plants prefer being harvested apart in their rows; crowd them and they compete, space then out too far and they feel lonely. Guess we’re also tricky. If I my individual humans came with spacing guides.


  3. Ahhh! Tricky. I get it now. The pony is so cute and does look like a tricky one. Humans have tricks of their own. Though I wish they were more entertaining. A cute and honest delivery of basic human nature. Great writing, John. 🙂

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