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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The temptation is

The temptation is
to change entirely
become what it was
you wanted, learn
a lesson
against myself.

Drop the act
of me
take on a new and better face
fit it on over my eyes,
a reverse-image
of what you saw in me
(that I say I never was)

It's such a close fit,
in any case!

it took you
halfway to forever
it seemed -
to note the distance between
what you saw in me
and what you saw in me

Could I flip that equation
and subtract the difference,
leaving only what you

why not?
it sounds easy enough

for a guy like me

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