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I scare them all away

Is it the way I look 

or what I say 

they’re going by the book 

that’s what they said 


eyes start to move 

searching the exit 

they’ll stay for dessert 

then make their break 


I scare them all away 

back to their little caves 

they bolt their doors and pray 

for a return to boring 


I get lonely 

like everyone else 

it’s more about disappoint...

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one’s not enough

you need more stuff

someone to carry it home


maybe support/reinforcement

multiplication for what

who needs more


you want a double

maybe a triple

one’s not enough


something could happen

you could easily snap

then be completely lost


she senses something

completing sentences

so much for individuality, gon...

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Metaphor Shortages

Metaphor Shortages


can’t wear those pants no more

i don’t dance for anyone


can’t drink more than soda

no more chili dog runs


don’t deal with Frank at all

haven’t called cousins in ages


they supported that fraud

i cancelled the engagement


one door opens another closes

dream dies another’s born


riding these waves like a leaf

floating ...

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