I love pushing buttons.
Meeting someone new
, talking to them.
I love the verbal thrust
, probing for
their weak spot and then ever so gently
The knee-jerk reactions, their defensiveness.
Not in a cruel way, just learning about them, and
how they work. A way of analyzing their sense of
humor, inspecting their thought patterns.
Teasing, flirting, playing.
Admit it. You do it too.
And you like it.