So Long

Don't ask me why
she'd not share my bed
selected the floor
with a duvet for comfort

had a schedule
my name included
things to be done
before moving away

Never too many
to ever forget
love goes round
comes round

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He shuffled closer
some people fear the poet
he said
but I steal
I steal every word
from her mind
Please tell her, I won't kill myself
but if she goes, I will die

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Stuck in the mist on Pepys Street Canal
haunted by watchers bidding for re-writes

They prompt me when I wander
for I am doing what they want

I can tell when they approve
I wait for their applause

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