This poem was inspired by an email I received a few years ago in which the sender proceeded to include a detailed list of what they perceived to be my many and varied flaws (and I'm not going to say that this individual was totally wrong - they were rather pinpoint accurate on a few). At the end of this rather long, and quite personal, email, they chose to close with the words, "I hope you don't take this personally..."
Out of this a poem was born.
Thank you to
Daniel Merrill for the recording and mastering. And to all my fellow
SASFA15 shipmates who attended the coffeehouse at which it was first