Written for Sue:
how much of my generosity has made you
the happiest that you are now?
how much of my kindness has made you
the confident that you are now?
how much of my cheerfulness has made you
the enthusiastic that you are now?
how much of my love has made you
the best that you are now?
you don’t need to say a word
your silence says it all
your achievement says it all
your well – being says it all
but why, oh dear, why
did I become the worn – out,
old – dilapidated steps
is this how selfish you are?
is this how love ends?
is this how trust betrays?
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