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And in that moment
just before your spray
given the options
was it really so much easier to
turn away and face the wall
find comfort in some instant too long
gone and duck the question of
whatever you and I might represent

decline to comment
on the differences between you then and now
and choose to spend this time away
keep everything I might offer at
bay spend moments staring into space
looking for someplace you won't find
letting me watch as you
seek solitude
the moment
that you