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Gene Reah Tucker


A selfish life
I’ve kept myself from you
Hid myself from you
Never told you my true feelings
I suffer in silence
While you hurtle along
Dangerously and scandalously
From beau to beau
Drug to drug
Break to break
But me –
And my selfish life
Mirrors your selfish life
I tumble along
Flippantly and glibly
From romance to romance
Drink to drink
Philosophy to philosophy
Keeping yourself from me
Hiding yourself from me
Never letting you know your true feelings
For me