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You switch your lies/ all around to fit/ black my eyes/ begin new trists/ I am all you'll ever know of love/ I am all you'll ever know/ Keep the ringer of the phone/- deep asleep_/ Safely seek, I will, Love, life, laughter/ elsewhere./

You will never catch me/ I know in which corridors you'll be, & where to step/ to avoid thee/ I have taken on so many/ ugly vices/ To forget our livid lousy terror crisis/ Keep your eyes tamed, trained, well away/ kept in shade./ I know I- don't want to be there on the day- You meet your glory./ I am always ashamed./ Always ashamed./ Walking away. Don't try- Don't fucking try to call my name/ in this public place/

You come round- sadly social/ You've arranged to be / any place I might be/ And I watch you, sickly fascinating/ I only wanted/ to step out/ away from this rigid place/ I've been/ years steeped in/ only wanted - to forget the gaps in my opening growth/ Forget them & go back to/ That Pure State./ Where nothing really mattered/ Either Way.


(Angie asked me to write this poem out for her in a letter. And since she gave me her cold... I ought to share something too.)