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  • So good to see you like this,
    the way we do now
    I don’t twist your arm,
    bend you to my will.

    So much better working together,
    I can tell when I let you be kind.

    Two is to tango, two to make amends
    two can be too many
    when one is all one needs.

    One is the lonely number
    mapping out landscape
    travelling inside.
    One is the only number,
    & one is all one has.

    Let it be on your own then,
    a room for do & don’t demons,
    surrounded by fear of the freedom
    self-acceptance & polishing the act.

    Oh I want you satisfied! There’s no happy
    without that! Quirks & itchy places
    they’ve just got to get scratched.
    Aye, there’s a time for living out loud
    & yes, always a cost!

    Oh, I wish you honest! There’s no truth
    without that! Stop playing to an audience
    a character portrayed!
    Simple true; simple be.

    Only one skin you’ll ever live in, one house you get to know.
    Straight, no chaser! Or explanation required.

    No need for extra-added
    no need to dress it up.
    It’s you now & it’s new now,
    being the road you’re on.

    Always awed by your conviction,
    never shy to cross the line,
    total belief to do anything
    long as there’s praise at the end.

    Oh lift you up! It’ll kill you,
    unless you’re willing to see it through.

    Oh I share your sorrow,
    the badge of courage just ain’t enough
    when the pain is way too much.

    Don’t leave it aching the strong heart,
    don’t leave it faint in your hands,
    don’t leave it broken by half-assed,
    honour it or leave it alone!

    You are the thread of my best dream,
    one I can never see done,
    you the very apple
    from the very tree.
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