pick me up and put me down

for all you say –
can it be wrapped up
and thrown away 
like a shop bought lunch?/

do you mean every word that you speak?/

why do i ask for so much 
because i do not receive nearly enough?/


do you have the same shock –
that punch to your guts/

when you watch me
coming along the path/ 

are you proud 
to say that
you know who i am/ 

or are you simply in a rush 
pick me up and put me down 
kiss goodbye 
and return for 
a round of pretend/

the future mapped out in front of us 
pins and fingers
plotting the route/

talk of the past – 
live for the future 
dreaming through the present.

kate ©

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