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Too trite, this feeble craft! I share my thoughts
In a media where meaning can be lost.
But damn the pause, and damn the silence too.
The truth is free, but knowing has its cost....

I don't know how to be with you, right now.
A hundred words will never be a touch,
Yet somehow words can wrench, and cut and burn,
I guess I really don't know very much.

I don't know who I am, or what I want,
And this uncertainty must hurt you so.
More painful than what's said, is what is not,
We both lose if I stay, or if I go.

And if I say: "I love you," what is that?
A cup of poison, bitter to the soul.
Yet how much pain in silence? I don't know,
But joy without the pain would not be whole.

Not feeling is a silence of its own,
I love you. I don't want to, but I do.
If by choosing I must be alone,
Then I choose pain, for pain alone is true.


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