The One Before the One (2)

The one before the one

Gave this moony girl the sun

Generously shared his fun

Guaranteed love wasn’t won

 

The one before the one

Was the words in her best songs

Walked beside her all along

When she was weak and she was strong

 

The one before the one

Listened day in and day out

Saw her within and without

Knew what she was all about

 

The one before the one

Told her that her heart was rare

Treated it with undue care

And so she’ll try not to compare:

 

The one before the one

With the one that came thereafter

With his nervous bursts of laughter

With a different ever after

 

The one before the one

Had a different path to take

Had held more futures at stake

And sometimes, that’s just the shake

 

When he was up and she was down

When he was verb and she was noun

When he had swum and she had drowned

When he was anchor and she, crown

 

When the moon had waxed before it waned

Something was lost, and something gained

The phase she’d never have begun

Without —

 

 

 

 

The One Before the One (1)

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