strain

avoid it

phoniness

            but it's all that I have

no

you have reality

you don't need to fake what you've already got

            but I don't

you do

you should know by now

no one else can know for you

            but I can't

yes

you can

you must

            how

it's up to you to decide

but hurry

if you continue as you are all that you have will slip away

            but why shouldn't it?  it's not much to speak of

it's everything

it's all that you need

it's all that you've ever wanted

            how do you know what I want?

don't be childish

come now

back to work

back to yourself

            who made you an expert

I don't need to be

I know what I know

just as you do

it's all we need

            but

stop

go

do

no more protests

the time is now

            but

no

go

don't question

the time is now

            but

stop

go

I won't tell you again

this is the time

the time is now

                                                dear, who are you talking to

no one mother.