Talking by Myself

Talking by Myself

I am talking to myself
Pretending to talk
To someone else
Needing to fill in
The gaps
That kept blank

I pretend
That you will listen
To me.
I pretend
That you’re willing
To see me.

And I talk to myself
Pretending to be you
Pretending to get
From you
What still remains

And I ask you
What I need to know.
And you answer me
What I hope
I might listen
From you
I know
That I don’t know
You have to say
Or do
After all
I am myself
I am not you.

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