Conversations, part I and II

I.
I’ll admit it,
I want to be honest and true
I actually feel a little sorry for you.

Not like there’s much any other would do
in your situation, your options are few-

start again doing what you said you’d do
hit the ground running, don’t lay low or stew

you know that only time will prove
how right they were in hiring you.

II.
I want you to show them how far you can bend.

it’s time to bring this pity party
to its triumphant end
Your matter is not wrapped up
in how many numbers you can mend
Your ability to smooth things out
has never met its end.

My words have never stuck on you
that I am finally your friend.