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Stilted Conversation

Updated: Feb 21, 2019

We're dancing in circles, you and I

One too fearful, the other too shy


Silence is stifling, so we'll struggle to fill

with meaningless words echoing still


Treading cautiously, as if on ice

Biting back words for unbinding ties


Giving in, the fire is gone

Resignation, restraint and extinguished moths


Holding on, to burning straws

I'll take what we have now over nothing at all

09.11.2012

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