Down We go
Friend and Foe
Toe to toe
Big baby on board.
Find the right chord.
As chairman of the ward,
I won’t be ignored.
Feelings soft and supple
Same tune across the dial.
Heard from you after awhile.
I sensed the brightness of your smile
Fading from the friendship file.
Calmly, carefully do the dance,
Drift away, no backward glance.
Same in kind. I must abide.
Keep slow and gentle as my stride.
For if my step should make a sound,
House lights go up and curtains down.
We’re in the open without a stitch,
Afraid to claim who’s shirt is which.
I tried and failed to be direct-
Defensive, virtuous, circumspect
Came back to lay the blame on me.
To quit the Game of We.