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I’VE STAYED TOO LONG

I need to step out of the room;
I’ve stayed too long
At this party. Your party?
I don’t know who invited me.
All the faces too strange,
The voices too loud,
And I don’t like the music.
You push me to the dance floor
Where I freeze.
This isn’t my scene,
Or yours either, but
You want to stay,
And I, I am
Desperate to leave.
You laugh at the noise
And the lights that blind me.
I need to step out of the room,
Into the wind, far past the moon,
Out into the living light
Of the stars.
I’ve stayed too long.

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