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Tuesday, 04 May 1999 00:00

Together or Apart

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Together
Or 
Apart

Much easier to see
Just one dilemma
In the frame of forever
See it now

Together
Or
Apart


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But unpick the words
Suspect the simplicity

Apart could be
Communing despite miles
A constant presence
Like a subtitle in your life
Apart could be
The meaning you hold
Like two strings vibrating
To the same note


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Unpick the words

Together might mean
Cleaving down the middle 
Inseparable as a wound
Dependent as enemies
Demanding as
A beggar's bowl
Imploring the pennies
That make you poor


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Unpick the meaning, unpack the words
Go beyond the dilemma

See us both 
Standing here

And listen to the world
Beneath the footsteps
And murmur of voices
And the passing cars
The world is so quiet
So quiet



And we have to keep
Ourselves
Together

And stop
Being
A part

Peter Jukes 1999

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