I Am the Flip Side of You

I pray they find strength
the many who do
have to deal each day
with someone like you.

And may they be patient
the ones who agree
to put up each day
with someone like me.

Let's take a break
from the friction and fuss
and simply admit that
we both are like us.

In theory it works
or it seems like it should
in practice invariably
comes to no good.