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Figures

pick a number,
one, three, seven:
only the odds,
so we both are even.

close your eyes,
don't be shy,
it's just the both
of us here
with our crazy minds
as audience;
only our crazy minds
as audience.

i said that twice already?
baby keep up.
we're duplicating thoughts
already.
now in your mind,
tick off all those numbers,
sway your mind
towards
us:
you,
and
me.

what we'd be without all the figures,
fighting our fights.
all the figures,
keeping track of time.
all the figures,
ageing our flesh.
all the figures,
eating our minds.

can we just be
without them?
love "pas blem".
that's French
for "no problem".
"when",
"if",
"might",
or "no",
we will do without.

pick a number,
two, four, eight
and
just
replace them,
all of them
with the image of me.

let me be all the numbers
you need
and you,
my pretty little thing,
all the numbers to infinity
for me.

g.o.

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