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What You Will Write
Fox

The names of all those who have graced your smile
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You will write them on your walls
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The names of all those whom you must
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And those who cannot help being in your thoughts.
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Furtive glances between friends
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To share with passersby what they know in secret.
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You will write these on your walls.
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All of the words spilt in conversation;
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Some dancing with symbols near spirited fires
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And others burdened by rigours of the day.
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They will all have a place under your roof.
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Wasted days on sweet nothings
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Giving paradise its name and the summer sun
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Its charm
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Festive nights on dour balconies
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Where the cherry of your cigarette
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Mimics below how the stars look above
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And the smoke fades into the moon
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Hoisting twilight's sail where the world is mast.
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You will write these on your walls.
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Gatherings pasts and future
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Counted by the knocks on your door;
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A door that proudly wears its knocks
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As its coating scrapes off
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To the promise of company.
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All of the times we were serious
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Because we wanted to play.
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And all of the times we played
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To try our hand at fate with pieces on a board.
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Every time the die is cast
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We will write it here for you.
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A number to wear with the years and your memories.
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Poems to be shared out loud
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In prose and rhyme with love
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I will write one here for you:
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***
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Laughter sprung from mirth and beer
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And songs yet to be sung;
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Paintings hung and values set
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Alarm bells to be rung;
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Mornings wrested from the night
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Turn'd days when they are strung;
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Projects vowed to change the world
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Dreams lost as they'd begun;
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Papers strewn about with words
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Ink, dry before the tongue;
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Seasons passed through window sills
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And games played in the sun.
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All these things--
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All these things--
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Will be written on yours walls.
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5 Jun 18

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